AS finals fever sweeps the region, Limestone Coast soccer fans are also in for a treat with Sunday to provide some thrilling contests.
Qualifying finals will be held at Gambier Centrals on Bishop Road, while Casadio Park will host the elimination finals.
Centrals will have a strong representation at both venues, as all five of its grades have made finals, with three finishing the minor season on top of the ladder.
International has also done well to have four sides in contention, while Apollo has locked in three teams for the finals campaign.
In A Grade, all eyes will be on the clash between minor premier Centrals and second-placed Apollo on Sunday as they fight for the first position in the grand final on September 15.
The last time the two sides met it was Centrals which prevailed as Apollo was well below its usual standard, while the Lions played one of their best matches for the year.
A 5-1 margin was the final result, but spectators can expect a closer encounter this time around.
The home-ground advantage could play to Centrals strength and it will look to star striker Nathan Fleetwood for another standout game.
He scored three goals for the Lions back in the round 10 meeting and finished the minor season third in the goal kicking, despite missing several rounds due to injury.
With his absence in recent weeks there has been no shortage of capable scorers to fill his shoes, adding further depth to the forward line.
Jake Blackwell returned from a shoulder injury and has made an impact, while Lewis March, Tom Renzi and captain Cameron Saint are all sharpshooters and also control the midfield.
Last week youngster Brayden Coppick topped the sheets with two goals and given the chance he could pop up on the scoreboard again.
However, Apollo has no shortage of goal scorers either and has become versatile in front of goal this season.
Just last week five players made up the 5-0 result over Blue Lake, which provides a headache for defenders.
Stewart Wallace can always be relied on, while young Bailey Musci – who was absent last week due to illness – has also left a lasting mark up forward this year.
Down the other end captain Tom Inglis leads the backline with youngsters Adam Walker, Franco Kwibuka and Harry Wilson all coming of age over the course of 2019.
Their tight defence is difficult to infiltrate and Tobbei Kennett is a general through the midfield, but they will all need to be at their best to hold the Lions at bay.
With the winner to book a place in the season decider, the loser will face a likely match-up with International in next week’s preliminary final.
The black and blue host Millicent in Sunday’s elimination final, but having claimed a 9-0 victory over the side last week, Inter is the sure favourite to progress.
Anything can happen in finals, but Inter has found solid form of late and will not give up the chance to fight for its third consecutive premiership.
Matt Bueti has found his groove in recent weeks and has booted 11 goals in his last two games.
He finished the minor rounds comfortably on top of the goal kicking standings, with 29 for the year.
He is joined by Dan Bronca, who has also been dangerous in front of goal recently, along with captain Chrisitan Cella.
They provide plenty of options and that is before you bring the youngsters into the equation, who have all risen to the occasion this season.
It all adds up to an action-packed day to kick of the 2019 finals series, with plenty of entertainment provided at both venues.