WITH only six points separating fourth and ninth spot on the Veto League table, Capalaba FC's match against Lions at Richmond on Sunday takes on great significance.
The Bulldogs were the better team in the first round but scraped only a 1-0 win, so they can expect a much more difficult assignment on Lions' home ground.
They will be lifted by Coffee Club man of the Match Antony Schiavo's thrilling hat-trick in the 4-2 win over North Pine on Sunday which could help them overcome their lack of goals.
A win is vital for both clubs and is even more important for Capalaba as four of the teams battling for a top-six place have games in hand.
Jaspal Benning set up the first goal against North Pine just minutes after the start when he hammered a quick free kick at Sam Nickolls who could only fend it off and Schiavo snapped up the rebound.
The always dangerous Joel Drewek set up the next when he put a great ball across the box for Schiavo to finish off.
Schiavo earned his season-first hat trick when given a lovely ball by Zak Brattan, then repaid his team mate when he crossed for Brattan to smash away the fourth just before the break.
North Pine hit back after the restart when Shane Coffey put one away, then gave his team a sniff of hope with a penalty later in the game.
In a special presentation after the game, Geoff Hurford was given an Amart All Sports award to mark his 100th game for the Bulldogs.
The reserves dished out a confidence-boosting 6-3 hammering, and will have no fear when they travel to Luxury Paints stadium.
Coffee Club Man of the Match Luis Diaz is expected to make another top contribution.
Nic Broomham, on a high after his hat trick against the Gorillas which boosted him up close to leading club scorers James Millar and Alex Schiavo, will be looking for more.
Sunday's away fixtures kick off at 1.45pm and 4pm.