St Pats admit a clash with Albury City will pose as a danger game for the top of the table side.
Despite being dealt low player numbers, City have shown determination to battle through two games this season with only nine players on the field, conceding just one goal.
Albury City goalkeeper Brogan Broadway said she's hoping to have 11 players available against the number one side this weekend.
"If I have 11 on Sunday, I'm pretty happy," Broadway said.
"Unfortunately two girls are out with suspensions until the end of the season and we've had injuries popping up left, right and centre.
"If we can get one or two back this weekend, that would be brilliant.
"The upside is we know our girls can grit down and hold on
"We know that we can batten down when we need to."
St Pats defender Kate Fruend said this weekend looms as a challenge as they head closer towards the possibility of claiming the league title.
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"It is a danger game, because as Brogan said, they can buckle down even with less numbers," Fruend said.
"City have always been a tough side for Paddies.
"They have a really strong midfield and defence as well.
"Any game at this point of the competition is really challenging because all of the ladies teams are stepping up.
"It is a bit nerve racking because the title is that close, but we're really enjoying playing our soccer together, we've been playing together for a really long time now."
St Pats will be heading into the game with full numbers on Sunday.
With two rounds to be played before finals get underway, Albury City look destined to hang onto fourth spot in the competition.
Broadway said her side will use the last two rounds to find good form heading into finals.
"With the season being what it is, at least we know we'll be in finals," Broadway said.
"From now on it's just about trying to carry some good form, good attitude and be injury free through the next couple of weeks.
"Our girls have started to tighten up and work hard in defence, which I think is going to be key this week in shutting down their midfield.
"I think if we play to our strengths a bit more we can definitely push them as hard as we can this weekend."
St Pats and Albury City will clash on Sunday at Alexandra Park.
In the other two Albury-Wodonga Football Association women's games this weekend, Wangaratta City prepare to face Boomers in Wangaratta, while Melrose will battle it out with Albury United.