Local derbies tend to find the best out of competing players and it'll be no different this Saturday in Bathurst.
St Pat's and Souths are set to go head-to-head in what should be a cracking Bathurst derby at the Cooke Hockey Complex.
St Pat's are currently in third place, with a win against Souths on Saturday set to help keep them in touch with the top two in Lithgow Panthers and Orange CYMS, who are in first and second place on the Women's Premier League ladder respectively.
A win for Souths will look to turn its season around, after losing four points to an unregistered player earlier in the season.
And they'll be hoping to send the overseas-bound Tahni Isedale off on a high according to Souths coach Chris Stafford.
"Our captain Tahni Isedale is playing her last game for a while because she's going of overseas," he explained.
"She'll be really keen to go out on a high."
Regardless, Stafford said his team will be ready to fire against their Bathurst rivals on Saturday, a team they haven't be able to beat in some time.
"I couldn't actually tell you the last time we beat them," he said.
"It's one of those things local derbies. Whether men or women, everyone gets pretty fired up for them. The girls are really looking forward to it but our defence will have to stand up.
"It was a pretty lacklustre game last time out against Feds. I think they're ready to make amends for that."
Souths salvaged a 2-all draw against Confederates on June 1, prior to having the break for the general bye for the June long weekend.
It's one of those things local derbies. Whether men or women, everyone gets pretty fired up for them.Souths coach Chris Stafford about his side's match against St Pat's
They claimed that draw courtesy of a smart Ali Stanford deflection with a tick under five minutes left on the clock.
Stafford has also been happy with his side's current form,
"We've done really well. We did lose points earlier for an unregistered player but we've only lost one game to Panthers," he said.
"It's as good as our girls have gone for quite a while."
St Pat's most recent outing was against Orange Ex-Services, were they managed a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Kristy Ekert and Sarah Watterson.
It was their fourth win of the season from six starts and keeps the pressure on Lithgow Panthers and Orange CYMS.
The Bathurst local derby between St Pat's and Souths gets underway from 3.15pm on Saturday, at the Bathurst Hockey Complex.