Saturday's Coalfields derby between Weston and Maitland is shaping as the most exciting and entertaining to date.
A new-look Bears bursting with youthful enthusiasm and a Magpies squad boosted with the addition of Joel Wood up front and young gun defender Tom Davies at the back are more closely matched than at anytime since the Magpies' return to the NPL in 2015.
Dubbed, El Clasicoal the derby has been dominated by Maitland with the Magpies winning five of the eight matches, the Bears two and one draw.
Bears vice president Duncan Nisbet is hopeful that will change on Saturday night and has called on former Bears players to get along in number for Olde Boys night and support the club..
"We are aiming to meet up on the grassed area near the stand and make a big noise in support of the boys," Nisbet said.
"The rivalry in El Clasicoal has built up quickly and the games were split one win each last year. We want to get the first win on the board and claim the series this year for the first time since 2015 when there was a draw and a 1-0 win to us."
The Bears take strong form into game with an unlucky 2-1 loss to Hamilton first up and a 4-2 win against Adamstown on Sunday.
Maitland is yet to play this season with the bye in round one and their round two game at Cooks Square Park against Valentine washed out.
"We are expecting a very tough game and while the boys can't wait we are going to be underdone as far as match fitness as we haven't played for three weeks," Magpies coach Mick Bolch said.
"I've been impressed by the Bears in their two games to date. They should have beaten Olympic in the first game if they converted some red-hot chances.
"I thought young Cooper Buswell and Regan Lundy looked very good against Adamstown and the young Dutchman Jason Tjien-Fooh looks a real handful up front.
"We'll certainly be aware of their strengths but I think we will be looking as usual for our defence to do their job and to execute our game plan to our best.
"If you fall into the trap of concentrating too much on one player, someone else is left unmarked.
"Unfortunately, Ryan Clarke will be away overseas for the next two week so we will miss him.
"I think we have enough strengths up front with Joel (Wood) and Sean Pratt working with Jimmy Thompson, young Tommy Duggan and Ryan Broadley at stages."
Weston's assistant coach Craig Stoker admitted that although they don't really know what to expect for the Magpies this weekend, his team are excited for the big derby.
"The boys are keen for it and have mentioned that they're looking forward to it," said Stoker.
"The club are putting on a big day for it as well. There's been a lot of tickets supplied to some of the local clubs around like the rugby league and cricket club and it's also an Old Boys day and we're playing all grades from 13s through to First Grade, so it's going to be a big day.
"It's hard with Maitland because they haven't played a game, so we don't know how they're going to play so we're just focusing on what we did wrong last week and what we can do better.
"We've really just got to worry about what we're doing as Maitland are a bit of an unknown at the moment."