A slip-up now will all but end Bundoora’s finals hopes in the Northern Football League division 1 season.

Sitting fifth with two rounds to go, the Bulls did their hopes no harm on Saturday with a big win against Hurstbridge.

Just 18 points separated the two teams at half-time, before the Bulls kicked away to a 19.19 (133)-11.8 (74) win.

Gary Moorcroft and Nicholas and Josh Grabowski kicked three goals each for the Bulls. The Grabowski’s were named the side’s best.

It was a good day for the Bulls, with all three men’s sides winning and sitting in fifth place with two rounds remaining.

Bulls president Bill Price said each team held their fate in their own hands.

“We’ve got two big games coming up against Greensborough and North Heidelberg,” he said. “If we win both those games, we play finals.

“Unfortunately the mid part of the season we were decimated by injuries, which left us in this position. Starting to get players back helped.

“We’re confident we can get there. Once it gets to finals it’s a whole new ball game.”

Whittlesea almost pulled off the upset of the season, getting within five points of ladder-leaders Macleod.

On paper it was top against bottom, but the Eagles pushed all the way, losing 9.20 (74)-10.9 (69).

Jaron Murphy kicked three goals for the Eagles, with Blake Watson named their best.

In division 2, Epping got its sixth win of the season defeating Watsonia, 14.11 (95)-10.10 (70).

Thomastown remains in fourth, after a 15.21 (111)-13.10 (88) win against Lower Plenty.

In division 3, the fight for the last finals spot will go down to the final round.

Mernda sits just under three per cent clear of Laurimar after a loss against St Mary’s at the weekend.