IT IS now or never for Wycheproof-Narraport and Wedderburn in tomorrow's do or die first semi-final at Charlton Park.
The Demons won the first two contests against Wedderburn this season, but the Redbacks prevailed in game number three in round 17 by 49 points after a stunning second-half fightback.
North Central Football League general manager Lance Standfield said the contest would go down to the wire.
Standfield said sharp shooter Sam Barnes, who booted 15 goals at the weekend to collect his third consecutive Richmond Trophy goal-kicking award, could hold the key to a Redback victory.
"Sam's had some hamstring problems throughout the year but he's running into form at the right time," he said.
Both sides will be nearing full strength for the must-win clash.
Wedderburn will likely have playing-coach Daniel Gash and Riley McIvor back.
Demons big man Zac White returned during his side's 74-point thrashing of Boort, with James Coatsworth and Trevor Rumbold a chance to join him.
Key defender Rumbold should get the assignment on Barnes if he recovers from a calf injury in time.
Newly-crowned J.J. Feeny Medallist and former North Melbourne player Corey Jones will be the man to stop for Wycheproof-Narraport.
Jones has the 'X-factor' and can swiftly turn the match in his side's favour.
The winner of tomorrow's match goes on to face the loser of next week's second semi-final between Charlton and St Arnaud at Donaldson Park.
Lance Standfield's tip: Wedderburn by three points.
See page 71 for results of Wednesday night's Feeny Medal count.