Ballarat Eureka Strikers will field an under-strength team in the big clash with Moreland Zebras this weekend.
Claire Demuth and Alannah Stevens both played in last round’s 1-1 draw against Maidstone United, but have other commitments and won’t feature in the battle with the Zebras.
Ballarat is fourth on the Football Federation Victoria women’s state league two north-west table and comes up against a second-placed Zebras outfit that received a walkover against Lara United last Sunday.
Moreland is only two points behind top side Hoppers Crossing and 13 ahead of the Strikers.
Sunday’s fixture is scheduled for a 3pm start at Reddish Reserve.