Devonport will return to the scene of their Lakoseljac Cup exit this weekend as Launceston City look to double up in the match of the round.
Facing Launceston opposition for the fourth weekend in a row, the reigning NPL Tasmania champions feature in Saturday's twilight kickoff at Prospect Park.
A week after needing an injury-time fingertip save from Nathan Pitchford to secure a 1-0 win at Riverside Olympic, Chris Gallo's men will not need reminding about the potency of a City side which won an epic cup tie 2-1.
Coach Roger Hardwicke admitted his glut of striking options presents something of a happy selection headache.
New captain Sam Ridgard and former Launceston United top-scorer Yasin Mohammadi both netted in last week's 3-2 loss at South Hobart and former Northern Ranger Rob Gerrard hit a stunning double in the cup, complementing an established frontline of Noah Mies and Jarrod Linger.
"That's a formidable front five for any team and Noah knows he does not have to do it all himself any more," Hardwicke said.
"Having multiple threats opens up more space for him.
"They are all slightly different so it is not a problem. They all complement each other and bring something different which should cause defences a lot of problems."
Riverside coach Alex Gaetani faces the opposite scenario after his side failed to score in both league and cup matches to date.
However, Olympic have a strong defensive foundation to build from to face a Kingborough side which defeated Glenorchy Knights 2-0 in Round 1.
"I don't really know much about their side but after the Devonport game we have to look to win down there," Gaetani said.
"They are the type of teams we want to win against."
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