FAIRFIELD Liverpool's semi-final charge is still alive keeping Mosman to 9-175 on the opening day's play of cricket at Allan Border Oval on Saturday.
The Lions' first grade team need to win all three of their remaining matches and hope teams ahead of them slide down the competition ladder to make the top six.
Three wins in succession before this game have given the Lions a fighting chance.
They are eight points from sixth place. Teams get awarded six points for first innings wins and 10 points for outright victories.
Harmon Sandhu took 3-27 with his medium pacers and spinner Anthony Clark took 3-11.
Lions club president Richard Gerdes said the team simply has to keep winning.
"The boys have hit form in recent games," Gerdes said. The club's fourth grade team is firmly entrenched in the semi-finals in second place.
The Lions have won one fourth grade title in their history and that was in season 2008-09.