WOODSIDE defeated North Gippsland netball leader Heyfield 30-24 during the penultimate round on Saturday.
While they can’t claim the minor premiership, the victory will give the second-placed Wildcats confidence against ahead of the finals as they look to defend their premiership.
Sale City remains a chance to move into the top three after defeating Cowwarr 34-31.
The Bulldogs are only two points behind third-placed Glengarry, who they play this weekend.
The Magpies defeated Rosedale 47-43 at home.
Yarram sealed its place in the finals with a 34-28 home victory against Churchill. The fifth-placed Demons are eight points ahead of the Cougars in the sixth.
Gormandale defeated Traralgon-Tyers United 43-32 at home in the battle of the cellar dwellers.
THE race for the fourth and final spot in the East Gippsland netball finals will go down to the wire.
Fourth-placed Stratford is only two points ahead of Lakes Entrance in fifth.
This weekend, the Swans will host ladder leader Lindenow, while Lakes will host third-placed Orbost-Snowy Rovers.
On Saturday, Stratford defeated bottom side Paynesville 42-32, whole Lakes Entrance defeated Boisdale-Briagolong 57-41.
In the battle of the top two, Lindenow lost to Wy Yung 30-28.
Orbost-Snowy Rovers lost at home to Lucknow 54-46.