Finals are out of the question for the Albury-Wodonga Spitfires women, but they can make things hard for those in contention.
The Border side hosts fourth-placed United in a double-header at Albury Hockey Centre this weekend, who are just one point clear of St Patrick's for the remaining finals berth.
St Patrick's await the the Spitfires in the final round the following weekend.
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Captain Sam Daly said it would be nice to derail them and take some momentum into next season.
"Last week we played Tuggeranong, who are second, and played really well. We lost, but they definitely had to fight hard for it, she said.
"If we can play the same as we did last week, we've got a chance of knocking them off."
Saturday's game is at 2pm and the second leg at 11am on Sunday, while the Spitfire men have a bye.