At long last, and much to the relief of all involved, it is crunch time in the Foster's First Division today. Preliminary-round leaders Football Club meet Valley at Sports Road (5.30 pm) and third-placed Kowloon take on DeA at Happy Valley (5.15 pm) in the Grand Finals. The waiting is over. The real stuff can begin. 'This is the big one for us. We are at the business end of the season,' said Valley's player-coach Rodney McIntosh. 'It promises to be a classic Club-Valley encounter . . . it will be physical and close.' Club captain Martin Robertson, who will be on the bench today, added: 'It is the big game. We have beaten them three times this season but all that does not matter . . . this is the pressure game.' Although both sides will be intent on winning, losing will not mean the end of the world due to the format of the Grand Championships which decide this season's League champions. The losers of Club v Valley will play the winners of the Kowloon v DeA game next week to book a berth in the final. It gives Club or Valley some breathing space. But the pressure will be on Kowloon and DeA who both face a must-win situation. This game was originally scheduled for So Kon Po, but has been changed due to the hard nature of the pitch. Club will be without scrumhalf and skipper Robertson, who makes way for Rory Dixon, and winger Chris Gordon who injured himself training with the Hong Kong sevens squad this week. Thanks to Club's depth in strength, both players will not be missed badly. After all, Club have beaten Valley without this pair in the past. The key to Club's performance today could be newcomer Steve Gillet, a second-rower from New Zealand who has been brought in to replace stalwart John Clarke who leaves Hong Kong soon. Clarke starts on the bench for his farewell game. Valley will welcome the return of powerhouse No 8 Jon Dingley who has been out of action for the better part of the season. Dingley gives Valley another option in the lineout and his presence at the back of the scrum will be a huge threat. Valley's three losses to Club this season have all been narrow. More often than not, the difference has been due to the absence of a genuine goal-kicker, a factor McIntosh admits worried him. 'This has been a problem area for us. We have had Vaughan Going concentrating on his kicking and hope he will have his boots on tomorrow,' said McIntosh yesterday. 'Hopefully our option taking will also improve.' In this department Club are fortunate as they have the implacable Chris Yeates at flyhalf. Yeates has been the source of inspiration for Club this season and Valley's backrow will have to close him out of the game if they are to harbour hopes of winning. Only the foolhardy would hazard a guess at the outcome today. But the return of Dingley, and the lessons of past defeats could turn the odds slightly in favour of the Valley players today. McIntosh hastens to add that Valley are 'the underdogs', but every dog has his day and today could be Valley's. TEAMS Football Club: Andy Croft, Alan Clark, Christian Burdon, Steve Gillet, Roger Patterson, Victory Myamoto/Will Wild, Rob McDonald, Todd Potter, Rory Dixon, Chris Yeates, Peter Clough, Warren Warner, Nathan Ashley, Chris Jones, Ben Thomas. Valley: Dean Herewini, Liam O'Hara, Jason Bartley, Stuart Krohn, Matt Philips, John Gordon, Brent Edwards, Jon Dingley, Sean O'Hara, Robin Bredbury, Isi Tu'ivai, Rodney McIntosh, Luciano Afeaki, Ashley Billington, Vaughan Going.