JUST one point separates the ladder-leading Strathdale and second-placed Spring Gully as they line up for Sunday's division one clash in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League's championship race.
Last round the Gully scored a 2-1 victory at home against Strathdale.
The Gully line-up, which includes Dennis Barnett, teamed superbly to end Strathdale's unbeaten run.
Sunday's match on Strathdale's turf at Beischer Park will be one of the biggest of the season.
Golden City will come up against Epsom as the two teams fight to stay off the bottom of the ladder.
Both are on three points.
City beat Colts United, 3-1, last round as Damien Robertson and Say Kapaw were on target.
Epsom is on the rebound from a 4-0 loss to Eaglehawk.
The fourth-placed Colts United host third-placed Eaglehawk at Strathfieldsaye.
Colts won their previous clash 4-1, but the Hawks have won their past two matches.
In the women's division, the ladder-leading Colts United will start hot favourite against Eaglehawk.
Liz Watkins is in hot form in United's attack.
Spring Gully will aim to stretch its unbeaten run of five when it takes on Strathdale.
The Gully is second in the title race, while the Blues were winless the past two rounds.
Epsom hosts Golden City.
Epsom’s Jacinta Dikkenberg will be a major threat to City's defence .