SEVERAL catch-up games in both the Northern Premier League and Victory League will be played today to determine final ladder points and positions.
In the NPL, the winner in the Prospect Knights versus Northern Rangers clash will secure fourth spot and a place in the finals' series.
The Rangers were leading Knights 3-0 when the game was abandoned shortly into the second half as ground conditions became virtually unplayable.
The Knights won the year's first encounter 3-2 in a see-sawing game but the Rangers are expected to have a stronger side as their Victory League season has finished.
The Rangers have selected Todd Hingston and Ayden Demeijer to join Stefan Hamilton, Sam Nugteren and Ash Fisher who have played most of their games in the NPL this year. Under-20 players Nick and Patty Lanau-Atkinson, Agele Luate and Aiden Rigby are also eligible to play and are included in the side.
"We will look forward to a tough game with Prospect who have plenty of talent, and certainly enough to get over us if we are not on top of our game," Rangers spokesman Brendan Lichtendonk said.
"I'm sure Prospect are as keen as we are to earn another crack at Somerset after putting in a poor account of ourselves last time around against the Sharks, the winner of this game gets that chance."
Knights coach Ray Heald said last week's 7-0 loss to Somerset was poor, to say the least.
"The lack of opportunity to train on grass for five weeks did show," Heald said. "The club will be looking for a much harder and physical effort this week."
If the sides draw, the Knights still might be able to leap-frog the Rangers into fourth spot if they win their catch-up game against Riverside Olympic next weekend.
Launceston United needs a result against Launceston City so that it won't go through the 2013 season without a single point.
City coach Lino Sciulli said veterans Michael Frost and Roger Mies were back in the side. Mies's teenage son, Noah, is expected to make his senior debut playing with his dad when he comes off the bench.
United will be without sweeper Brendan Daley who broke his leg and Leigh Dobson who has a groin injury. Aaron Barnett, Phil Ludbey and Rohan Murray come back into the side.
"We've got three coming back in but we're juggling a bit," coach Robert Murray said. "I think at this point of the year a lot of the players just want the season to finish."
NPL champion Somerset will rest several players against Riverside Olympic in preparation for finals and to give bench players a greater run.
Launceston City's Victory League side has its last chance to win its first game of the year when the sixth- placed Kingborough Lions travel to Mitsubishi Park.
Weekend games - Northern Premier League: Prospect Knights v Northern Rangers at Prospect Park (2.30pm); Launceston City v Launceston United at Mitsubishi Park (4pm); Riverside Olympic v Somerset at Windsor Park (11am). Victory League: Launceston City v Kingborough Lions at Mitsubishi Park (2pm)