Greater Northern Raiders coach Andrew Gower has talked about developing the talent at his disposal for the better part of two seasons.
But the home clash against New Town on Saturday is set to arguably be his side's best chance of throwing out the long-term processes for one match to demand nothing less than a third win.
"I think it still is about the development of players," he said. "We also know this is a very winnable game and one that we've penciled it down.
"It's one of those matches that I think we should really be ultra-competitive. Obviously, our aim every week is to win, but we think this week we match up very well."
New Town is the only side that do not have the better head-to-head record over the Raiders in three meetings.
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The rookies did win the one-dayer in only their second match as an entity and they finished off the club's inaugural season with a top red-ball victory.
Their only loss was earlier this summer despite being on top until the final 10 overs of the game.
Gower said his charges will look to build on a strong finish where the visitors fell just 14 runs short of an outright win at Glenorchy.
"While we were disappointed to just miss out last week, I think there is some really good signs," he said.
That centres on the batting form of Jake Williams, Miles Barnard and Brodie Hayes.
"There's going to be a big onus on the top four to get a good score to enable us to be really competitive at the NTCA No.2," Gower said.
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