The Northern NSW NPL has switched the Maitland Magpies and Charlestown Azzuri's elimination semi-final to a twilight fixture on Saturday.
The game at Lisle Carr Oval will kick off at 5pm. The reserves clash between Maitland and Adamstown will now start at 3pm at the same venue.
The semi-final had been scheduled for Sunday, but is now in line with the major semi-final between Broadmeadow Magic and Newcastle Olympic at Magic Park from 6.30pm.
If the Magpies defeat Azzurri they will progress to another elimination final against the loser of the Magic v Olympic game.
The winner of the major semi-final plays Edgeworth in the qualifying final for a spot in the grand final.
The loser of the qualifying final plays the winner of the second elimination final for the remaining spot in the grand final.
The Maitland Magpies will face Charlestown Azzurri in a sudden death semi-final next Sunday at Lisle Carr Oval.
The Magpies officially finished fifth after Azzurri and Newcastle Olympic jumped them on the ladder with wins in the final round of games on the weekend.
Maitland had the bye and could potentially have finished as high as third if Azzurri and Olympic both lost.
Azzurri overcame a missed penalty to defeat last-placed Lake Macquarie 2-1 at Macquarie Field, while Olympic had less headaches in a 3-0 win over Valentine at CB Complex.
They both moved to 23 points but Olympic earned third place and a second chance in the play-offs with an eight-plus goals difference to Azzurri's five.
Olympic are away to second-placed Magic (26 points) next week, while Azzurri are at home against Maitland.
in their last meeting, Charlestown's Rene Ferguson scored a double in the final 10 minutes to help Azzurri sink the Maitland Magpies 2-1 at Cooks Square Park..
The Magpies finals hopes were dealt a blow with news last week that midfielder Andrew Swan had suffered an ACL injury in his knee and may miss a year of football.
Matt Comerford is also out for the rest of the season a medial collateral ligament injury to his knee.
The Magpies are hopeful that Swan's brother Matt will be available to play in Sunday's semi-final after recovering from a groin injury.