Launceston City's motivation this weekend will be to try and stop Devonport clinching the NPL title against Northern opposition for the second season running.
Last year Strikers wrapped up the title with an entertaining home goal-fest against Riverside and City coach Roger Hardwicke does not want lightning striking twice.
Fresh from a disappointing 4-0 loss to third-placed Olympia, City are ready for the toughest task in Tasmanian soccer.
"We've got to pick ourselves up and go to Devonport," Hardwicke said.
"We will approach it just the same as any other game, go out and try and win the game. We know what they do, they're very physical with a certain style and we need to combat it and try and upset the applecart and make them wait another week for the title."
Keeper Lachy Clark should return from suspension following his late dismissal against Riverside but Gedi Krusa (foot) may not play again this season, Alex Rosetto (quad) also remains out and Isaac Degetto injured his hamstring in training last week.
With adversity comes opportunity and Hardwicke has been delighted with young striker Will Fleming.
"He has done a great job. He got through a superb workrate (against Olympia). He was always looking for the ball, we've just got to find him more and give him more opportunities.
"He's super quick and skilful, knows where the goal is and it's about getting used to the pace of the NPL."
Alex Gaetani's Riverside Olympic host Kingborough still looking for their first win at Windsor Park but having stayed in the contest against second-placed Glenorchy until stoppage time on Saturday.