As HILLWOOD looks to finish its season on somewhat of a positive note, Rocherlea stands in its way.
After losing a glut of key players, the Sharks have fallen from 2019's heights to the wooden spoon but coach Jake Pearce has focused on the little wins this season.
"We know that sides are going to score on us so we've been trying to limit where they kick them from, the last couple of weeks sides have kicked a lot of points against us but if they're not kicking them straight in front, that's a win - that's a goal we've been working on," he said.
He's looking for his side to play a full four quarters and avoid lapses this week, as Andrew Cox-Goodyer's men could potentially welcome back key personnel Jacob Hawkins, Luke Purdon and Mitch Cordell.
The Tigers have given themselves a chance to finish top three, four points behind Deloraine.
"We can't rest on that though, we've got a bit of work to do to get there with Hillwood and Scottsdale in the way, so we've got to make sure we take care of them," Cox-Goodyer said.
DELORAINE faces arguably the league's top challenge, Longford, as the Kangaroos battle to keep third spot.
The Roos "fell over the line" last week against George Town and will be looking to secure the Make Runs Maxi cup for the first time.
"Longford are the barometer probably with South and to some extent even the other two, which goes to show the standard of our competition that I personally think anyone in the top five on their day can beat any one of the others," he said.
"If we win, we give ourselves a good chance at getting that double chance and we know that it's easier to win a grand final [from there]."
Longford joined the Roos in having a slow start last week but after a half-time reset, got the win to continue the momentum.
"Last time we met, things went our way a little bit so we will be expecting a very tough opponent in Deloraine this weekend," coach Beau Thorp said.
"Obviously the game is huge for both clubs with the Make Runs Maxi day, it's been a really good day over the past few years and it's a really good cause."
The side that forced that slow start, SCOTTSDALE, gets its opportunity against Bracknell.
Mixing it with "the best" for two quarters, assistant coach Lochie Young said his side has shown they can do that throughout the season.
"It's been the tale all year but the signs are there that we can match it, so we took a positive away from that," he said.
Young could possibly welcome back Kyle Lanham for the clash as Bracknell aims to continue its response after losing to Rocherlea, going back to basics last week.
"Obviously they are looking to knock off a few teams above them so we can't go down there with the wrong mindset or we will be in trouble," coach Corry Goodluck said.
"It's a tough game this week, especially travelling down there, they obviously play well down there on their home ground."
SOUTH LAUNCESTON leader Anthony Taylor is certainly wary of George Town's form heading into the pair's clash.
"They've certainly improved a lot and by all reports were in a match-winning position last week for their third in a row," he said.
"We are in a position this time of the year where every side in the top five just has to win and that's our focus this week."
George Town coach Adam Zanevra admitted it was "disappointing" to go down last week, but the Saints produced another 100-point turnaround from their last meeting.
"I thought we played well last time [against South] for half a game, we matched it with them for two of the quarters but let it blow out late, so hopefully we can get a four-quarter performance in and push them," he said.
Zane Allen returns for the departing Troy Spinks.