IF the qualifying final between Laharum and Edenhope-Apsley was an entree, then tomorrow's preliminary final clash at Dock Lake is the main course.
The Mountain Men overcame the Saints two weeks ago on the back of a smothering defensive effort, which restricted them to four first-half goals and 10 for the game.
The win earned them a second semi-final clash with Kalkee, but they were outgunned and now must face Edenhope-Apsley again after the Saints overcame Swifts in the first semi-final.
Having split their two home and away encounters, it seems right that the two sides now meet in the finals for the second time with a place in the grand final up for grabs.
They have been the two best teams behind Kalkee all season and tomorrow's match will be a battle for supremacy.
The Saints take winning form into the game after outlasting the Baggies on Sunday at Quantong Recreation Reserve.
They will be encouraged by the ease with which they moved the ball into their forward line, giving Cam Domaschenz, Mat Cranage and James Dixon plenty of opportunities.
It was a stark contrast to their last meeting with the Mountain Men, when they struggled to find space in the midfield and their forwards were starved of the ball.
For the Saints to advance to the grand final, they must find the time and space they had against the hard-running Swifts.
Importantly, Chris Oliver will be free to play after receiving a reprimand at the Western Vic Football tribunal on Wednesday night.
Oliver was reported for striking Zach Salmi during his team's win over the Baggies.
The tribunal found him guilty but found his offence did not warrant a suspension. Edenhope-Apsley co-coach James Dixon said Oliver's inclusion was a big boost for the backline.
"We know what we have to change from a couple of weeks ago our run and carry and pressure around the ball was where we went wrong," he said.
"At the end of the day, you look back at that game and we only lost by just over three goals and most of them were from silly mistakes.
"If we can tidy up our game it's going to be very close."
Tagger Will Middleton will match up on Robbie Miller after keeping the Laharum star relatively quiet in their last meeting.
Dixon said an unpredictable forward line and an even spread of goal-kickers were some of the side's biggest strengths and could help them over the line.
Mountain Men coach Marcus Demaria said his side needed to block out its heavy loss to Kalkee at the weekend and concentrate on the positives from its win over the Saints two weeks ago.
"We've got two wins over them this year and I think that definitely gives us a bit of confidence going in," he said.
"We've got to get back to playing four consistent quarters of footy like we have done recently, barring last week's game.
"They've got a lot of leg speed so we've got to shut down their more dangerous players."
After holding Dixon to two goals in their previous encounter, Kane Parish is set to get the job on him again.
Another key match-up to watch is Zack Price, who will try to nullify Edenhope-Apsley hard man Brent Christie.