QUEECHY PENGUINS' men will face their biggest test this season one week out from finals as they face Burnie Baptist, who return from the bye with the minor premiership sewn up.
Sitting in third place, the Penguins could lose that mantle despite drawing with Launceston City, with the two certain to renew hostilities in an elimination final.
Despite slipping out of finals contention this season, SOUTH BURNIE should still provide competition for second-placed South Launceston as the two lock horns.
Al McBain's men have been on a warpath, only dropping their Baptist games this season and a high-standard hit before finals could shoot them in the right direction.
A renewed source of energy following several tough years, LAUNCESTON CITY could take third place with a win over Smithton.
The finals side took the chocolates 3-1 in round eight with Smithton having tasted success last week in a 4-1 showing against City Marians.
Sitting in eighth place, CITY MARIANS have the chance to jump as high as sixth position if their mix of youth and experience fires against West Devonport.
West are yet to taste success this season after picking up one victory in 2018 and will be hungry to find the back of the net against their closest-placed side.
Following their red-hot victory over the reigning premiers last week, SOUTH LAUNCESTON are out to keep the ball rolling against Queechy Penguins on Friday night.
Their opponents will be boosted by the returns of goal-keeper Amelia Duffy and Isabella McRobbie following School Sport Australia's under-16 carnival as this match-up shapes to be pivotal for both sides.
Dropping their fourth game for the season, WEST DEVONPORT will be eager to bounce back to form as they face cross-town rivals Devonport.
West have picked up both match-ups of the season so far and Devonport will be relying on usual suspects Kaylah Rataj and Raquel Innis to fire up the side.
Ladder-leaders CITY MARIANS have the minor premiership all to themselves, sitting seven points clear of their nearest rivals as they host South Burnie to finish off the season.
South have remained competitive throughout the season, led by Mel Scolyer in defence and Chloe Leary up front and have picked up five wins.
Finding themselves in the running for an upset win over Queechy, LAUNCESTON CITY-TAMAR CHURINGA could leap off the bottom of the table with a win over Smithton.
The Saints' season has provided some quality moments in their four victories with the recruiting of Connie Perry and Leah House proving fruitful.