LONGFORD'S last chance to sneak into NTFA finals this season rests with on being able to beat top side Rocherlea in the final roster round at Longford tomorrow.
The Tigers need to produce their best form, beat the reigning premier for the first time this season and hope that Bridgenorth knocks off Bracknell to pinch fifth spot from the Redlegs.
"It's a must-win for us, but we have to take that out of the equation and throw everything at them and just relish the contest," Longford coach Matthew O'Donoghue said.
"We can't go in with the mindset that we have to win it - we have to take it as it comes and whatever happens, happens."
The Tigers regain Sam Chugg and Sam Roach and will be at full strength.
ROCHERLEA coach Andrew Philpott said he expected the Tigers to be desperate given the scenario facing them but he would not be resting players and will field the strongest team possible.
Brenton Gale faced a fitness test after missing last week and Lyndon Stubbs is out suspended.
"It will be good to play at Longford because it looks like our first final might be there and we're looking forward to playing on a big ground," he said.
"Longford have some good players and we respect them, but we're not going to give them an easy road into the finals."
BRIDGENORTH hosts Bracknell looking to continue its winning form ahead of finals.
"We'll go in fairly confident and we've done well in the wet and mud the past few weeks," Parrots coach Michael Bowden said.
"We know they are a pretty hard side and we'll have a game on our hands because they have to win to make sure they cover any Longford scenario."
Brad Keegan is unavailable, with Logan Wright or Jarrod Turmine likely to replace him.
BRACKNELL pushed Hillwood all the way last week and coach Josh Nunn said he was happy with the way his players went about it.
"Pressure on the ball carrier was the main thing with wet footy and it was really good for the day," he said.
"It will probably be a slog again and hopefully we can focus on doing the key things right and produce four quarters of footy."
The Redlegs lose Aden Morris with a leg injury.
GEORGE TOWN takes on bottom side Scottsdale at Blue Gum Park on a big day for the club with dual premiership reunions being held.
"It's definitely going to be a slog because the ground is not going to be in good nick and we just have to be smart with the way we manage our players with what we have on the line the next week," Saints coach Anthony Axton said.
"Obviously we need to start playing some good footy because we were completely outplayed by what I consider to be the best side in the comp last week."
The Saints should regain Nick Sutton and Shaun Muller who was a late withdrawal last week.
Todd Crane will miss with work and Daniel Richardson was a 50-50 chance with an ankle injury.
HILLWOOD will aim to finish its home and away season against Deloraine with a win at home and one eye on next week's qualifying final against Bridgenorth.