Hanwood faces a chance to take back top spot in the Pascoe Cup this Sunday when they take on defending premiers Lake Albert at Hanwood Oval.
After what has been a couple of tough results for the Hanwood side they have fallen off top spot and coach Anthony Agresta is hopeful the clash with the Sharks will lift them out of their slump.
"If you come up against a game you are expected to win, it can be hard to get the boys up for," he said.
"Everyone is really looking forward to getting out there this weekend.
"They (Lake Albert) has jumped us on the table, and now the pressure will be on them to stay at the top."
It won't be an easy task this weekend, and it may get more difficult with a couple of players heading into the weekend under injury clouds while Agresta is hopeful of having Joey Schirripa.
"We have a couple of niggles and will just have to reassess everyone after training on Thursday night and go from there," he said.
"He (Schirripa) is trying his best to get right for the weekend, but we will just have to wait and see. We might have to shuffle the pack a little bit."
Coming into the clash off the back of two successive defeats and Agresta has urged his side to rediscover what was bringing them success at the start of the season.
"The last couple of weeks there have been a few out with injuries and suspensions," he said.
"We have just lost our way in terms of our patience. We have fallen behind in the last couple of weeks, and you have to realise that the game is 90 minutes long.
"Henwood Park scored in the first 20 minutes, and we were playing like there were only 10 minutes left. If we cop a goal early, there is still plenty of time to get it back.
"It has been a good test and hopefully come to the end of the season it helps when we are coming up against this kind of pressure."
With all three grades playing at Hanwood Oval on Sunday, Agresta is hopeful of getting a good crowd behind them.
"It is one of the few days when all three grades will be at the same ground," he said.
"Hopefully it will be a good day so that we can get a good crowd to get behind us."
The women's game against Wagga United will kick the action off at 11am while the top of the table first grade fixture will kick off at around 3pm.