Charters Towers will host Norths this weekend with both sides looking for redemption after losses last weekend.
The home side will be hopeful the added depth they get from playing in Charters Towers will give them some extra spark, while Norths know they just need to string two halves together to get the win.
Charters Towerts Coach Jeffrey Burton is looking forward to a home game after a toughs stint on the road.
"It's been a tough month for us, we've had a few injuries and a few guys unavailable through work, it'll be good to get back home and have a run on Saturday afternoon," Burton said.
Norths will have a similar issue to Charters Towers this weekend, as their depth will be tested by the trip west.
Even so, Burton wants his side to be ready for a battle, and doesn't want a repeat of the last time the sides met.
"We played them in the trial game and unfortunately we went down to them after we ran out to 20 points to nil at half-time and they ran us down in the back-end of the second half which was a little bit disappointing," he said.
"At the end of the day we've got the home ground advantage and we seem to lift a little bit extra when home and hopefully that's the case on Saturday.
Ironically that exact scenario played out for Norths last week in their defeat to Western Lions, as they lead at half-time before struggling with completion in the second half according to coach Andrew Walters.
"I guess we've just got to get back to completions, we had 18 completion out of 23 sets in the first half against the Lions and we were winning at halftime, then we had 9 sets for four completions in the second half which resulted in the shoreline," Walters said.
"If we get back to completing like we did in the first half we'll be fine.
"We had a two week break going into the Lions game so when a bit of pressure got applied our fitness wasn't there."
While being run-down in the second half is a bad way to lose, it has give Norths the confidence that they can win if they're able to put two solid halves of footy together.
"It wasn't good I think everything just became a vicious cycle and we couldn't stem the flow so we couldn't get back on top again," Walters said.
"We know it's there we've just got to put it all together. "