East Wagga-Kooringal and Temora will chase a little redemption, as well as third spot on the ladder, in their final home-and-away game of the season at Gumly Oval on Saturday.
Just as Charles Sturt University and Coleambally's battle for fifth will have a finals feel, the Hawks' encounter with the Roos will carry the weight of a playoff, with the winner going to the qualifying final, and the loser straight into sudden death footy.
But the Hawks also have a little history to put right.
They were well beaten at Temora mid-season. And they return home for the first time since that 11-goal loss to Marrar two weeks ago.
"You always want to perform well in front of your home crowd and we have let ourselves down last time, so you do want to redeem yourself," EWK coach Matt Hard said.
"We've been a bit hot and cold and we know that but we know when our intensity levels are up and we're getting our hands on the footy, we get confidence from that."
The double chance in finals is a valuable carrot to dangle although the Hawks don't see their season riding on the outcome against Temora.
"You look back and our aim was to play finals, that's a tick. Once you reach finals, you want to be in the top three and we're in the running for that," Hard said.
"If we get over Temora, we're in the top three. If things don't go our way, well we've made finals and we'll go in confident that we can match it with anyone."
Temora key forward Jacob Turner is set to start after testing out his hamstring on Thursday, restoring the Roos' dual attack alongside Matt Harpley.
Returning Hawks defender Trent Garner will have the job on one of them.
"Harpley and Turner are very good forwards and work very well together, so we'll have to minimise their impact," Hard said.
"Having Trent back is massive for us. I rate him very highly. He'll go to one of them."
At the other end, the league's leading goalkicker, Chris Ladhams, also comes in. The Hawks on Friday night were still to confirm their bench, with Brenton Roberts and Sam and James Hodges potentially in the mix. But Hard agreed it's their strongest line-up in months.
"On paper it probably would be. Unfortunately the game's not played on paper."
Temora's quest for redemption comes after they let last week's game against North Wagga slip in the third quarter.
"It was disappointing," Roos coach Jake Wooden said.
"I thought we battled pretty hard for three quarters and one quarter of footy cost us the game. We lapsed for the whole quarter and we didn't show any signs of coming back at all.
"It was disappointing, and a big learning curve coming into finals. You can't lapse for 10 or 15 minutes let alone a whole quarter."