St Pats and Meander Valley have been beaten by Old Launcestonians in the past two weeks and will be out to put it behind them as they clash on Saturday.
Meander got the upset over the fifth-placed St Pats last time they met and coach Damien Rhind is set to put last week's "disappointing" effort behind him.
"We will certainly take confidence from beating them the first time around, even heading up to their own deck, and I'm sure they will be wary of us," he said.
"We will be looking to put in a really concerted effort to try and take some points away from this weekend."
The Saints sit just four points ahead of the approaching Bridport and although they boast a superior percentage, a loss on Saturday could put some fear into St Pats' finals run.
The 2019 grand finalists will be hopeful of a stronger performance than last week's 47-point loss to the Blues and will be looking to restrict the likes of Callum Harrison and Kane Brugeaud, who were Meander's best in the shock round-six win.
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Old Scotch has the opportunity to go a game clear in second place as it faces Bridport.
Coach Brayley Coombes described the Seagulls as "better than the ladder depicts" and hopes to improve on last week's performance, despite a big win.
"We proved that when we play the style of football we want to play, we are really dangerous but when we have lapses from that, things can go a little bit pear-shaped," he said.
"It's important that we stick to task for the full 25 minutes of each quarter in order to be really dangerous."
The Seagulls got a much-needed confidence boost from last week's dominant forward performance but also lost two more to long-term injuries.
Coach Greg Latham described Scotch as a "major challenge", having been beaten by 67 points last time around.
"They are very hard to beat at home as you'd expect and the conditions look like they might play a part in it as well in terms of wet-weather footy," he said.
Both East Coast and Evandale have faced ladder-leader Lilydale in the past two weeks and have come away second-best and aware of how strong their rival is.
This week, the pair meet in St Helens, a location which definitely pleases East Coast Coach Gene Savage, who said his side wasn't far off the mark against the Demons.
"I think the boys will be excited to get back down home and play in front of our crowd," he said.
"Hopefully we can continue to work on some things as we move towards the latter rounds."
Evandale coach Sam Bouwman is also excited to brace St Helens, but for a different reason.
In his second full NTFA season, the Eagles' leader hasn't played a game at the East Coast home ground before and is looking to break the duck this weekend.
"We got touched up pretty badly last time, so we are just trying to show that we've improved in the way that we go about it this week," he said.
Some of the Coastal boys we've got tell me that it never rains down there, so they reckon that it would be perfect for us.- Evandale coach Sam Bouwman on St Helens
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