With Eastern Suburbs all but confirmed as a grand finalist, Auckland clubs Western Springs and Northern Rovers lead the chase to claim the other finals spot.
Both clubs play at home this weekend, against sides in the lower reaches of the eight-team competition.
Western Springs play under the lights at Seddon Fields on Friday night, against Auckland United who have struggled of late.
Main photo: Western Springs … mounting a challenge for a place in the grand final.
A win would give Springs an eight-point lead on Rovers, putting pressure on the North Shore side when they face Central Football on Saturday.
Fourth-placed Southern United remain as potential finalists but only if the Auckland clubs fallen into a slump in the four remaining rounds.
Leaders Eastern Suburbs host Canterbury United Pride on Sunday.
Here’s how the fixtures line up for the weekend of November 18-20:
Game to be played on Friday November 18, 2022
Western Springs v Auckland United
Seddon Fields, Westmere, 7.30pm
Games to be played on Saturday November 19, 2022
Southern United v Capital Football
Venue TBC, 12.30pm
Northern Rovers v Central Football
McFetridge Park, Glenfield, 12.30pm
Game to be played on Sunday November 20, 2022
Eastern Suburbs v Canterbury United Pride
Madills Farm, St Heliers, 1pm