Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes coach Jeremy Rowe believes the final two home and away games are 'absolutely critical' to their season despite their ladder position being locked in.
The Goannas are all but assured of playing in next month's elimination final no matter the result of their final two games.
MCUE will travel to Griffith on Saturday and then finish by hosting Collingullie-Glenfield Park at Mangoplah Sportsground.
While MCUE has nothing tangible to play for like the other top five teams, Rowe said the stakes are still extremely high for the Goannas.
"Without a doubt, we definitely think that momentum is absolutely key at this stage of the season," Rowe said.
"We know that we're not going to have any second chances going forward and I think it's been a pretty constant theme with discussions that we've had this year where we've genuinely been hellbent every single week on making sure that we continue to be a better football side.
"We see the next two weeks as massive opportunities to continue to improve ourselves and then make sure that we're presenting the best version of ourselves come finals time.So we really do see the next two weeks as absolutely critical as to where we go this season despite the fact there's really no gain or anything that can happen to our detriment from a ladder perspective."
MCUE started Griffith's descent two months ago when upstaging the Swans by 65 points at Mangoplah Sportsground earlier in the year.
That was the Swans' first home and away loss in 18 months, and sent them on passage that sees them enter Saturday's game with only four wins from their last eight games.
Rowe has not mentioned nor looked back at that performance much this week and expects Griffith to be keen to settle the score.
"We haven't really given it too much time at all. Probably the only time we've given it is that we feel that Griffith as a really proud footy side will certainly want to serve it up to us on their home deck, not just because they're coming into finals but to also put us back in our place I suppose," he said.
"We do feel as though there's going to be a fair bit of passion and energy because of the last game but as far as what we took from that game, that day we actually just played our brand of football and we played our brand of football to the best of our ability and it wasn't as if we changed anything up for Griffith and that's probably why we haven't revisited the actual performance.
"I'ts just because the behaviours that we put forward that day are the behaviours that we want to be bringing every single week and we do focus on those week in, week out pretty much."
Rowe will miss another week with a calf injury but plans on playing some game time next week in a bid to be fully fit for finals.