The match between Parkes and Dubbo that was originally meant to be played last Sunday will go ahead this Sunday in all four grades.It took some negotiating and compromise but the Parkes Spacemen’sclash with Dubbo Macquariehas been rescheduled and will go aheadthis Sunday.
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The match was originally meant to be played last Sunday but the rain leading up to the match left Parkes’ Pioneer Oval in a state unfit for play.

Group 11 then left the decision of a rematch up to the clubs and both agreedon Tuesdaynightthis Sundaywas the only time to play it, with the date originally meant to be a general bye for all sides.

Spacemen captain-coach Dennis Moran said the two clubs had no choice but to take advantage of this weekend’sbye if they had any hope of playing one another.

“We’ve just got to do it, so we’re preparing ourselves,” Moran said.

“Dubbo has been dominating the competition but you go out to win no matter who they are.

“We’re pretty focused and looking forward to it.”

Moran is still crunching numbers as to who will be available this Sunday, with a few players out for the game.

But one thing is for sure, Moran will be joining his boyson home turf.

“I look forward to running on and starting…it’s going to be just like a normal home game,” he said.

Macquarie president Mark Meredith said all the indications he got was that Group 11 wanted the match to go ahead and he was left pleased with the outcome, as his side is chasing a top three spot.

“I spoke to (first grade coach) Steve McLellan and (reserve grade coach) Adam McDermott and they were happy to play it and we came to a compromise with Parkes,” he said.

“There’s a few unavailable from both sides so that’s why I put forwardSaturdaybut we’d both be missing a few juniors with rep footy.

“But we would rather play the games than not play them.”

All four grades will be playedon Sunday.

There is plenty to play for in first grade with Parkes sitting fourth and Macquarie fifth.

Macquarie are two points behind the Spacemen, who are equal on points with the Nyngan Tigers, who will also be playing a catch-up match against CYMS this weekend.

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