Sharks out to end tough GSFL season on a winning note against Mt Barker

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Albany get together pre game earlier this season.
Camera IconAlbany get together pre game earlier this season. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany coach Jamie Ramm says his side will give their final match of the Great Southern Football League season everything, as they look to end the year on a positive note against Mt Barker at Centennial Stadium on Sunday.

The Sharks will regain key defenders Kyle Ryder and Dylan Thomas along with youngster Max Baker and Alex Fry for their final match of 2020.

However, they will have to cover the loss of star midfielder Cam Jones, who is unavailable.

In their only encounter with the Bulls this season, the Sharks trailed by 18 and 31 points at half-time and three-quarter-time respectively before going down by 92 points in the end.

“It’s about us improving every week, we will have a better side this week and get a few back so hopefully we can be competitive,” Ramm said.

“Hopefully we can be in the game to give the boys a good feeling.

“Last time we versed them, we were in the game for three quarters and you could see the vibe it brought to boys knowing they weren’t out of the game at quarter-time.

“We will go out there and give it 100 percent like we do every week and finish the year off well and then have a good night after.

“Getting Dylan and Kyle back helps our backline a lot.”

Railways are in the box seat to finish second and host a home final given their percentage gap over Denmark-Walpole heading into their round-10 clash at McLean Park on Saturday.

The Magpies would have to win by a big margin to displace the Tigers in second spot.

If North Albany are able to upset the unbeaten Royals at Collingwood Park on Sunday and the Magpies lose, the Kangas will climb to third spot.

The Kangas may avoid playing the Lions in the first week of the finals if they lose by a small margin and the Magpies suffer a heavy loss at home.

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