CR United's division one men have won 19 games in 2019, but they'd trade anything for one more to come away with the Hockey Albury-Wodonga premiership on Sunday.
The minor premiers hope to deny Norths a third successive flag at Albury Hockey Centre.
"We put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but at the same time we're quietly confident," United goalkeeper Scott Anderson said.
"We've put the hard work in and prepared ourselves really well.
"They (Norths) are a helluva good side. Every time we played them this year, it's was a tough game.
"Results during the season don't mean much come the grand final. We just hope all our plans and hard work put us in good stead."
Norths haven't beaten United throughout the campaign, but will take plenty from the way they played against them in the semi-finals a fortnight ago, where they narrowly fell 3-2.
"We're the underdogs for once which is good," Norths' captain Ian Beath said.
"It's a different scenario for us, but we're really happy to have made it three years in a row after waiting a long time until we had been in there.
"We were close in the semi, but we were a bit patchy last week. I think we were nervous about forcing our way into the grand final.
"We've changed a few things and will hopefully shut down what we see as their best outlets."
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In the division one women's decider, Falcons will start favourites to capture their second premiership in as many years.
Falcons have been the standout side during the campaign, dropping just two games all season.
"It's still nerve-wracking. You go into the grand final and whatever has happened through the season is forgotten," Falcons' Kate McKee said.
"It all comes down to one game, so whichever team turns up on the day and plays their game will win.
"At the end of the day, the whole season was close in the women's competition."
Magpies are full of confidence after sending last year's grand finalists Wodonga packing in straight sets last weekend.
"We've had a new look-team this year with some younger ones coming through and some coming from other clubs," Magpies' Katy Smithwick said.
"We haven't been in a grand final for div one since 2008 and I think the last time we won was 2002.
"We're really glad that we've managed to get to the final and it should be a really good game."
The division women's decider starts at 1.30pm, followed by the men's grand final at 3.15pm.