The Griffith Swans will be looking to keep themselves in the battle for top spot when they host Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong Lions on Sunday.
The Swans sit four points behind the top two sides Wagga Tigers and Coolamon Rovers heading into the final three rounds of the campaign.
However, the Swans have a tough end to the regular season, with the side taking on three of the top five sides, including the fourth-placed Lions and ladder leading Wagga Tigers.
Lucas Conlan is due back for the clash with the Lions, returning to the side after being called up to the Greater Western Sydney squad for their North Eastern Australian Football League clash with Sydney.
The Swans have won four of their last five matches heading into the clash, with their only loss coming in a 39-point loss to Coolamon two rounds ago.
The Swans returned to winning ways last round with a 9.15 (69) to 6.8 (44) victory over the Leeton-Whitton Crows at Leeton Showground.
Jacob Conlan and Michael Duncan led the way for the Swans, kicking two goals each while Sam Daniel, Charlie Cunial, Theo Valeri, Isaiah Potts and coach Will Griggs all added goals.
However, the Swans will need to be at their defensive best to see off the top-scoring side in the competition.
The Lions have been struggling to find consistent form of late, losing three of their last five matches heading into the clash.
The side claimed a win last round, seeing off the Turvey Park Bulldogs 16.6 (102) to 9.13 (67) at Ganmain Sportsground.
The side will be bolstered by the return of Scott Proctor and Jack Sase for the clash with the Swans, but Matt Hamblin will not feature for the Lions due to representative commitments.
The Lions have struggled against top three opposition this season, claiming one win out of the five encounters against the Tigers, Rovers and Swans to date, with the sole win for the Lions being a one point victory over the ladder leading Tigers at Ganmain Sportsground in May.
The Swans claimed victory earlier in the season when the two sides met at Ganmain Sportsground in June, with Griffith running out 21.9 (135) to 14.15 (99) winners.
Jacob Conlan was in rare form against the Lions that day, kicking ten goals for the Swans in his best goal-scoring performance of the campaign.
The first grade clash will kick off at 2:10pm at Exies Oval.
In the other games, Wagga will seek to keep their hold on top spot when they take on rivals Turvey Park at Robertson Oval while Coolamon will aim to take first spot from the Tigers when they host Collingullie GP Demons at Kindra Park.
Finally, fifth-placed MCUE Goannas will seek to keep pressure on the Lions when they travel to Narrandera Sportsground to face the Narrandera Eagles while Leeton-Whitton have the bye.
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