TWO of Football Wagga's predicted top contenders for the 2020 premiership will go head-to-head in Leeton this weekend.
Leeton United and Henwood Park are preparing for battle after both came away with round one victories last weekend.
The Leeton side was able to defeat Wagga United, while Henwood Park signaled their intentions when they accounted for last year's premiers in Hanwood.
Last time the two sides met was during the 2019 finals series, with Henwood Park knocking Leeton out of the race.
While redemption may be on the cards for Leeton, coach Frank Alampi said the side would be focusing on the here and now, rather than looking back to last year.
Sunday afternoon's game will be played at No. 1 Oval.
"We haven't played there for a while ... last year we won all of our games bar one at the Mia (Sportsground)," Alampi said.
"We've only got three home games this season so we really need to make sure we win these ones.
"It's crucial we win when we are at home."
Pablo Quarin will miss Sunday's clash after receiving two yellow cards last weekend, while co-captain Joey Fondacaro remains sidelined serving a carryover suspension from last season.
"Those guys are two of our centre midfielders, so we will miss them, but we're confident in the side we'll have taking the park," Alampi said.
"I was pretty happy with how we played last weekend, but there is certainly some areas we need to work on and improve."
Training on Thursday night provided the opportunity to do just that as players again worked to overcome any remaining cobwebs as a result of the delayed season.
"There were a few sore bodies after our first game, but nothing serious," Alampi said.
Spectators are welcome at No. 1 Oval this weekend so long as they adhere to social distancing measures.
Saturday, No. 1 Oval
- Blake Trophy, 4.40pm
Sunday, No. 1 Oval
- Madden Trophy, 10.30am
- Gardiner Shield: 1pm
- Pascoe Cup, 3.30pm