REVENGE will be on the minds of Griffith City Football Club players when they tackle their bogey side this year Leeton United at Exies Oval on Sunday afternoon.
With one round remaining, Griffith City could still sneak in the finals back door if they can claim a win against Leeton and Yoogali SC knock off archrival Yoogali FC on Saturday night.
Despite Leeton having recorded just five wins this year, Griffith City has yet to taste victory against the out-of-towners, with a pair of two-all draws coming in round seven and 14.
"We just find it hard to break them down, it's tough when you travel over there because it's like being a goal down before you even start," City coach Ross Panebianco said.
"They're crafty and niggle away in the game, and I understand they have acquired one or two players that have come to town and strengthened them.
"Those draws did not help up make sure we had a place in the finals and I'll be reminding the players about that on the weekend, and I'm sure Leeton will see it the opposite way in taking points off us that would have been quite handy.
"But either way we just want to finish strongly this season, and I think we're building towards something in the next year or two."
No matter if their season continues past this weekend, Panebianco was happy with the progress made by the entire club in 2012, saying it points towards more success in the future.
"As we look back on the season we had a really good pre-season and we started well in the first round and tapered off a bit in the second round, but still looked quite decent," he said.
"But we haven't really fired in the last round and from a club's point of view, we're a smaller club, but that's not a major excuse, but we're still building as far as I'm concerned.
"But our 17s are going quite this well and reserves are up there again at the top of the ladder, so I see that as consolidation from the good results last year.
"We've got really motivated people working behind the scenes at the club and we get reasonable support to our games, so I think in the next year or two we can really start making it count in first grade."