Thetford Town are the visitors to Greens Meadow, 3pm, on the back of a five-match unbeaten league record. Indeed since holding Stow to a 2-2 draw in November, Thetford have lost only one of eight games.
In contrast, Stowmarket have hit a dip in form to slip out of the promotion places with three defeats in a row and just one win in five games in 2011.
Town have boosted their strike force with the signing of Craig Simpson from SIL Premier Division side Stanton, where he had struck ten goals in ten games.
In midweek, Thetford crashed 5-1 at King's Lynn Town in the Norfolk Senior Cup.
This weekend's local fixtures
Saturday, February 19
Ridgeons League (3pm)
First Division: Stowmarket Town v Thetford Town.
Reserve Division North: Gorleston Reserves v Stowmarket Town Res.
Senior Division: Old Newton Utd v Framlingham Town; Westerfield Utd v Haughley Utd, postponed.
Division 1: Stowupland Falcons v Thurston.
Intermediate Division A: Framlingham Town Res v Old Newton Utd Res
Intermediate Division B: Thurston Res v Stowupland Falcons Res; Wickham Mkt Res v Haughley Utd Res.
Division 4: Salvation Army Res v Bramford Road OB Res.
Division 5: Dennington Utd v Old Newton Utd A; St Clements Hospital Res v Cedars Park
Division 6: Cedars Park Res v Sizewell Assocs Res.
Sunday, February 20
Flare Recruitment Ipswich Sunday League (10.30am)
Premier Division: Unicorn v Underwoods.
Division MB3: Wetherden 08 v Kesgrave SC.
Division RM4: AFC Claydon v Riverside.
Division RM5: Stowmarket All Stars v Ravenswood Dragons.
Cup: Cock Inn v Stow Excelsior.
Division 3: Great Barton v Buxhall Utd.
Division 1: The Griffin v Stowupland Falcons.
Division 3S: Elmswell v Chilton Vets.