The Lions and the Cats will meet for the second time in season 2012 as they do battle on Sunday.
Lions has struggled to find consistency this year which leaves it at the bottom of the table - having lost its past seven games.
It will however come in to this game with some confidence as it nearly always plays well against the Cats.
Also in Lions’ last game before the break, it was competitive against top side South.
Sollies would be happy with its start - winning six out of eight games but it will be treating this game seriously.
Any slip could cost it a shot at a top two finish which it so desperately wants.
Sollies last game saw it return to form and hold off Port in a tight clash but it is the next month which will set up its season.
Lions has seen improvement in many of its younger players including Tyler Eckert, Joe Caputo and Jordan Fuller, who are all having good seasons.
It has recently introduced even more youth with the likes of Luke Patterson, who played well against South.
Fuller and Caputo can be dangerous up forward, and along with Reggie Taylor, will provide a few headaches for the Solly backline.
With Tyson Horsnell and Tom Harmer still likely to be missing through injury it will be up to the smaller brigade to kick the score, as they did against South with 13 goals.
Once again the Cats will look for resistance from Zak Siemer, Colby Mudge and Ryley Bateson who have all been consistent performers this year, with Jake Hogg also likely to play again after a solid game against Ports.
Sollies will also be looking to test the opposition backline with a bit of pace through Lindsay Bearman and Ben Goodridge who played a big part in the Cats last win.
Last time they met Scott McIntrye was held goaless for the only time this year but with more suitable conditions he may become a factor.
Trent Hoare has also been amongst the goal kickers for the Cats and will look to push forward again from his wing.
Lions will most likely let Jase McCarthy have another crack at McIntyre with Austin Monfries and Dean Steele to provide the counter attack.
Mitchell Bond has been another young Lion who is developing well and we could see him with the job on Goodridge.
In the mid field battle Lions has Brodie Lavis, Chris Marsland, Shaun Edwards and Nick Saunders to give it some physical presence and experience.
With Clinton O’Connor and Dylan Butler on the wing and a host of young players including Caputo, Luke Patterson, Slattery and Fuller to give it some pace in attack.
The Cats’ mid field has been a little inconsistent this year, beaten convincingly in both of its losses but also leading in some of its victories.
Cable and Saracino provide the strong bodies while Millard, Turner and Hastings have the ability to get clear.
Trent Hoare has been consistent on his wing while Aiden Malchow and Lindsay Bearman provide Sollies with pace.
Both sides have a string of choices in the ruck which they have relied on this year due to injury and availability of first choice players.
Whatever the match up, it will be a critical part of the contest with centre clearances at a premium.
Last time these sides met it was a damp and cold Friday night which prevented both teams from using their strength – run and carry.
With a host of young talent it should be an exciting game with plenty of attacking football.
A developing Lions side seeking to be competitive each week against an improved Sollies outfit aiming for finals football will provide an entertaining game worth watching.