Lions sniff finals' hope

THREE consecutive victories have Fairfield Liverpool first grade team surging home late in the season, giving them an outside chance of making the finals.

There are three rounds left in the Sydney Cricket Association competition.

The Lions need to win every game and hope results go their way to achieve a top six finish and qualify.

They are 13th on 35 points, eight points behind sixth-placed Bankstown.

In a low-scoring two-day game, Bankstown made 100 and the Lions held a 31-run lead after scoring 131 in their first innings.

Bankstown were dismissed in their second innings for 193, leaving 162 for outright victory. The Lions reached the target at 8-163 with Dean Attard, of Cecil Hills, not out 37.

Fast bowlers Phil Hangyasi and Gurinder Sandhu each took six wickets in the two-day game.

Hangyasi has taken 30 wickets at 16 this season, from 118 overs.

Lions first grade batsman Wendel Delpechitra said destiny is in the players' own hands.

"We just have to keep winning," he said.

In their final three games, the Lions play Mosman (away), Manly (home) and Parramatta (away).

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