A heavily-congested mid-table means second place remains a realistic proposition for Launceston United in the club's maiden Women's Super League season.
With Clarence Zebras having galloped to the title and Taroona and South Hobart drifting away at the bottom, just three points separate fifth-placed United from their cup final conquerors Olympia in second.
And with Warriors sitting out the bye this weekend, co-coaches Lynden Prince and Frank Compton know a three-goal win at Devonport will catapult the team up three places, albeit perhaps only for a day.
After back-to-back losses followed three straight wins, United face a trip to a third-placed Devonport side also in the equation along with Kingborough, which faces South Hobart on Sunday.
Goal difference may well determine final positions with United five ahead of Strikers but two behind the southern sides.
It could even come down to goals scored with Warriors sitting on 33, United on 29 and the sides due to meet next Saturday.
Meanwhile Strikers and Kingborough have the advantage of an extra game in hand.
English playmaker Jess Robinson found the net in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Clarence while Dani Gunton is the leading scorer on nine.
The team has done an impressive job sharing the goals around with five other multiple goal-scorers in Sofie Verhaegen, Madi Gilpin, Madeline Lohse, Laura Dickinson and Gonya Luate.
Meanwhile, in the Women's Northern Championship, Northern Rangers kept their slim title hopes alive by winning a catch-up game with Launceston United 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Moana Chamberlin took her goal tally to 25 with both goals.
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