LAUNCESTON netball rivals Northern Hawks and Cavaliers will go head to head in round 4 of the Aurora State League tonight at the Silverdome.
Cavaliers have a full-strength team available for the match with key players Dannie Carstens, Claire Nitschke and Brie Rattray all fit after preseason injuries.
Cavaliers playing coach Carstens said her side would look to put the Hawks' shooting combination of Danni Pickett and Chelsea Coleman under pressure.
``Each week we are building as a team, learning from our mistakes and have the ability to mix up combinations depending on the game situation,'' Carstens said. ``This weekend will be no different.
``We will look to shut down their drive through the mid-court before it enters the attack end.''
Northern Hawks' defensive end will also prove to be a focal point with Steffi Grenda, Zoe Gough and Janelle Bennett looking to shut down Cavaliers' goalies Estelle Margetts, Cath Van Keulen and Kate Gibson.
Hawks' coach Kellie Woolnough said her team was geared to take on Cavaliers following its win over a strong Kingston Blues in round 3.
``We will look to providing plenty of ball through the mid-court to create opportunities for our shooters,'' Woolnough said.
``Our one-on-one defence will need to be solid to create errors in Cavaliers' fast-paced attack.''
The return of Janelle Bennett and new inclusion Jacky Bennett is expected to strengthen the Hawks and provide more versatility, while mid-court player Ashton Whiley will hope to replicate her outstanding performance in the Kingston match.
The 19 and unders play at 7pm and the opens at 8.30pm.
Both Northern Hawks and Cavaliers are in for a double-header at the weekend when they take on Burnie Tigers and Devon respectively tomorrow at 5pm and 6.30pm.
In other games in Hobart, Arrows will take on Karana Flames while Waratah meets Kingston.