Henwood Park’s first-grade women’s coach Peter Adams says a win over dominant ladder-leaders Tolland is not out of the question.
Tolland has rarely been challenged this season, averaging 7.86 goals for and 0.79 against before last round.
But Wolves needed a late goal to down Junee 2-1 before the break, a moment which displayed their mortality for the first time and gave Henwood hope.
“No doubt we've been improving and we’ve come further than I expected with a lot of young players coming into the team,” Adams said.
The match is particularly important for Hawks, with goal difference the only thing sitting between them and fifth-placed Wagga United.
But a Tolland win would further symbolise the Leonard’s Cup changing of the guard, with Henwood Park winning the last six premierships and Tolland establishing themselves as this year’s alpha dogs with an unbeaten campaign.
Wolves’ clash with Henwood kicks off at Rawlings Park at 11am on Sunday.