The Hockey Albury-Wodonga competition resumes on Sunday after two weeks of representative tournaments.
Just three points separate the top four division one men’s teams, with league leaders Magpies taking on Norths for a chance to extend their advantage.
Falcons find themselves on the bottom with eight points, but are still only two wins from the top.
They face the second-placed Wodonga and must win to stay in the mix.
CR United sit in fifth, but only trail Wombats by two points in third, making their clash another interesting one.
In the women’s competition, Falcons and Wodonga will meet in a top of the table clash, with a Falcons win to provide them some breathing space.
Norths and Magpies square off in a battle between third and fourth place, while the winner of CR United and Wombats at the bottom of the table will see the victor keep its hopes alive.