Last season's premiers and runners-up Tallangatta and Kiewa Sandy Creek are gearing up to meet out on the court again this weekend.
However, a lot has changed since the two side's battled it out in last year's grand final.
Tallangatta are equipped with a vastly different side to the one that took out top honours, while the Hawks head into the clash with the upper hand this season after claiming a 16-goal win in round two.
Kiewa Sandy Creek coach Kath Evans said while last year's missed opportunity was disappointing for the Hawks, they've put it behind them as they look to what this season has in store.
"The girls have moved on, but I don't think you ever forget," Evans said.
"I have no doubt that that drives them that little bit extra.
"We always look forward to coming up against Tallangatta.
"They're good opposition and we know we're in for a tough match."
Hawks' captain Haylee Penny, defenders Caitlin Davis and Ellen Cook and midcourt players Darcy Aumont and Abbey O'Brien have all remained in the side from last season, while Tallangatta still have Anna Avery, Kath Fryer and Katie Mason.
After a huge turnaround of players, Tallangatta coach Erika O'Connell said things are starting to fall into place for the new side.
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"We've really started to see what works best in terms of our line-up and how we all like to play together," O'Connell said.
"I think it's finally starting to click into place."
Despite last year's success, O'Connell said the side didn't feel a huge amount of pressure this season.
"I don't think there has been as much pressure as the outsiders looking in think that we might have on us," O'Connell said.
"To be sitting fourth, we've got to be pretty happy with that, especially considering how much of a turnover we've had from last year.
"It's always a pretty tough game when we come up against Kiewa.
"I don't expect this weekend to be any different."
The two sides will clash on Saturday at 2:50pm in Tangambalanga.
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