EVANDALE and Old Scotch will do battle in the NTFA division 2 qualifying final at Lilydale tomorrow for the right to meet minor premier Fingal in the second semi- final in a fortnight.
The record stands at one win each during the season, with the Eagles winning a close contest by two points in round 6 and the Thistles turning the tables for a 40-point victory in round 12.
"It's been pretty even so far, but the boys will go in pretty confident because we've had a good four- or five-week block and the boys have played some good footy," Old Scotch coach Kim Curtis said.
"We're pretty right to go - we have a couple of fitness tests and a couple of schoolboys we're looking at.
"We've played about 50-odd players this year so we have a good squad to choose from."
The Thistles have lost Will Tatchell to an achilles injury and Adam Docking is travelling.
Evandale coach Neville Rattray said there was little between the teams and he expected the result to come down to which team could play the best on the day.
"They're a good side so we will need to be at our best to get up and beat them - that's the challenge we've got," he said.
The Eagles had a light week on the track after heavy conditions last week, and two or three facing fitness tests.
Shaun Collis is a chance to return, along with Jack Maher and Michael Routledge.
ST PATS takes on Uni-Mowbray in the cut-throat elimination final at Rocherlea on Sunday.
"It's good to get to another final series and a credit to the club and players and we're looking forward to it," Saints coach Lenny Towns said. "You can't read too much into season results with a win each and in finals it's 50-50."
UNI-MOWBRAY coach Nathan Lowe said his side had been a bit inconsistent this season but anything was possible in a final.
The Eagles were good in the wet against Evandale last week but Lowe said the smaller Rocherlea ground would suit St Pats more with their bigger bodies.
"St Pats have come right at the right time of the year and they are a good side so we will have to slow the game down," he said.The Saints regain onballer Mitch Jones who was rested last week.