Fury and Bulli promise intense Premier League showdown

Dapto Dandaloo’s Fabian Iacovelli and Bulli’s Matt Naylor fight for possession earlier in the season. The teams clash on Saturday.

Dapto Dandaloo’s Fabian Iacovelli and Bulli’s Matt Naylor fight for possession earlier in the season. The teams clash on Saturday.

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Bulli versus Dapto Dandaloo could very well be the game of the season in the Illawarra Premier League.

The league's heavyweights clash at Balls Paddock on Saturday in a match which is set to be crucial in the title race.

Bulli have the chance to extend their one-point lead at the top of the table while the Fury can return to the summit with a win of their own.

With both sides refusing to drop points in the run to the finish, this one looks like a massive six-point game.

As a spectator at the Northern Suburbs club's 7-0 mauling of Fernhill last week, it was hard not to be impressed by Bulli.

Ben Smith has the 2013 runners-up playing some super football and the experience of some close calls in the past few seasons should definitely come in handy.

Dean Heffernan has also been a great addition and was at his best against the Foxes.

That said, you can never rule out the Fury.

They added another high-profile scalp to their list with a win against the Blueys last weekend and had Bulli's number in a thrilling 3-2 victory earlier this season.

The experience of guys like Alvin Ceccoli and Noel Spencer will be a massive boost down the stretch and gaffer Norm Boardman is sure to have a few tricks up his sleeve.

It is guaranteed to be a cracker of an afternoon.

At the other end of the table, there is a similar battle taking place and the stakes are just as high.

Fernhill and Bellambi have it all to play for in the fight to avoid relegation.

They've met twice this season so both clubs will need to steal points from elsewhere around the league.

With six rounds remaining, the local league is primed for another thrilling finish.

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