Norths United have one more shot at making the Northern Inland Premier League grand final after missing out on a win in the major semi-final.
The Redmen will face minor semi-final winners North Companions, who hit form late in the season to surge into the top four before toppling South Armidale in Sunday's thriller.
Norths coach John Edmunds is expecting the "young and fit" Northies outfit to lift their tempo again this Saturday.
"They beat us in the last round we played them," he said.
"They are a young, fit team, very mobile.
"They have hit form in the second-half of the year so they will be a very hard team to beat on the weekend.
"They are confident and they will keep going, that is for sure."
Although they are aiming for a grand final berth, Edmunds isn't looking too far ahead.
"We don't want to get a step ahead of ourselves, we have got this Saturday and we have got to get through it and re-focus if we get through that," he said.
"We know what we have got to do.
"We have got some old heads in the team that have been around.
"This week is about making sure we get it right and doing our job."
The Redmen will be blessed with their "full squad available" again for the preliminary final which won't be at their home ground Phil Wheaton Oval.
"Playing out at Bellevue so we will see how that goes," Edmunds said.
"The surfaces in Armidale aren't great at the moment.
"We know why that is and we just decided to go out there and give it a go."
Norths' reserve grade team will also take the field vying for a grand final spot with their preliminary match against Tamworth FC.