The top of the table Shoalhaven Football Association match between Huskisson/Vincentia and Bomaderry lived up to expectations on Saturday.
The Seagulls, at the Huskisson Sporting Complex, won the match 2-nil in what was a tense and entertaining encounter.
The two rivals tore into each other in the first half and the defenders from both sides worked overtime.
A David Hampton goal at the 29th-minute mark was to be the first and only point scored in the first half.
An own goal from Bomaderry was to be the only score in the second half.
Given how close the score was and how well both teams have played this year - we may have just had a grand final preview.
A loss to neighbours the Callala Brumbies looks to have put a dent in Culburra's top-four hopes.
The Brumbies, at the Emmett Street Sporting Complex, notched up what would have been a satisfying 2-1 win, which hurts its opponent's finals aspirations.
The Cougars are now in sixth spot with 28 points and needs a winning spree to remain in contention.
Culburra, thanks to a Jack Miller goal at the 25th minute, took control early but the Brumbies' Todd James levelled things up just before the halftime break.
Callala left it late to kick the winning goal.
Kye Irwin, at the 75-minute mark, became the hero when he found the back of the net.
The match got a bit heated at times with a few cautions issued to both sides.
Shoalhaven United looms as the premiership dark-horse after recording another strong win on the weekend.
United's win at Lyrebird Park against Milton Ulladulla was paved by its strong effort in the first term.
The Bears won 4-1 and three of its goals came in the first half.
The Panthers did not give up and pushed United hard in the second term.
Michael Green, Luke Kellett, Shaun Aldous and Taite Arney booted one-pointers for United.
Milton's only point came from Zachary Self's boot.
United now sits in third spot on the ladder with 30 competition points.
St Georges Basin could have let victory slip from its grasp after Manyana snuck home to record a draw.
The Basin, at the Manyana Sports Field, was leading 2-1 and then the home side's Billy Zappas chimed in to score a goal at the 74-minute to level things up at 2-all which was also the fulltime score.
When Tim White scored at the eight-minute mark, followed by Zac Stahlhut after 29 minutes, things were looking good for the Basin, but the opposition had other ideas.
Rohan Daley kicked Manyana's other goal.
It looks like Illaroo likes leaving things as late as possible when it comes to winning footy matches.
The Roos, against Sussex at the Thompson Street Sporting Complex, won the match 1-nil.
Joseph Morrison's winning goal came at the 81-minute mark, much to the relief of the Illaroo fans.
The Roos, by just one point, sits in the top four.
The ladder is Seagulls 43, Bomaderry 32, United 30, Illaroo 30, Basin 29, Culburra 28, Milton 21, Manyana 19, Sussex 18, Callala 16 and Shoalhaven Head Berry 10.