With three weeks left in the AWFA season before finals, three teams are vying for the last spot in the top eight.
After spending the bulk of the season in the bottom four, Albury Hotspurs moved into eighth spot on 23 points on Sunday by thrashing Wodonga Heart 10-1, relegating Twin City to ninth.
However, Hotspurs face three sides above them on the run home, starting with Albury United (second) at home on Sunday, before hosting Albury City (fifth) and finishing with Melrose (seventh) away.
Twin City has 21 points and a better goal difference than Hotspurs, but must make up the two-point deficit with an away trip to Cobram (third), a home clash with Wangaratta (fourth), before taking on St Pats (11th) at Kelly Park in the last round.
Wodonga Diamonds (18 points) are the remaining team in the finals hunt, but would need a lot to go right as they finish the year away to Melrose, home to Cobram, before a final round clash at home to Albury City.