Undefeated since a loss in round one, QUEECHY PENGUINS are on a roll but the men's competition's biggest test stands in their way as they prepare for Burnie Baptist.
Sitting atop of the ladder, Baptist have been dominant with goalkeeper Jason Lynch only conceding four goals so far and Khan Riley and Braden Johnson sitting pretty in the goal-scoring ranks with 11 and six respectively.
Two more top-four teams aim to push their finals credentials as second-placed SOUTH LAUNCESTON host South Burnie.
With the Suns' only defeat coming at the hands of Baptist, the reigning premiers boast the league's highest scorer, Kurt Budgeon (12), who looks set for a head-to-head shootout against renowned Hawks scorer Stu Bowles.
SMITHTON have showed competitive signs so far this season and look to eclipse those as they host Launceston City.
Both sides faced tough losses last weekend against top-four sides and with fourth place sitting in City's reach with a win, the motivation is there for the Tigers after a patch of form.
Following a demoralising loss to Baptist, WEST DEVONPORT host City Marians as both parties aim to find the spark that their season needs.
Currently win-less and scoring one goal so far this year, West will be eager to show their improvement in the clash as Marians aim to rediscover the form that almost led them to last year's series, having only tasted victory twice.
A Friday night encounter headlines the women's GNL roster this weekend as two Northern powerhouses in QUEECHY PENGUINS and South Launceston grit their teeth in a long-standing rivalry.
With the Penguins sitting at the top of the table having only lost once, a win for the Suns will bring their points even and put pressure on the successful Queechy unit who come off the back of Lucy Cooper's four-goal attacking dominance last week.
Following a rare loss last weekend, second-placed WEST DEVONPORT will be looking for an opportunity to reclaim their throne as they host cross-town rivals Devonport.
Both sides were overwhelmed in losses to City Marians and Queechy respectively last weekend, with Devonport facing an uphill battle to add to their tally of five goals scored for the season in this clash.
After hitting the scoreboard with a demanding win over the reigning premiers, CITY MARIANS will be looking to maintain that spark as they face neighbours South Burnie.
Another cross-town encounter with a fierce rivalry in the foreground of this match-up, both sides are competing for a finals opportunity with Marians sitting in fourth place and the Hawks one below.
Marians' defence has been a highlight in their season so far, with their combinations only conceding four goals.
A side on the precipice of finals competition that have shown rapid improvement this season, SMITHTON, aim to defeat Launceston City-Tamar Churinga for the second time this season.
Facing off in round one, LCTC's inaugural game featuring the joint venture, the clash was a tale of two halves as Leah House and Zoe Groves led Smithton to rally from a two-goal deficit at half time to win 4-2.