Cootamundra recruit James Woolford is confident his team has their best chance of winning this season on Saturday and it just happens to be against his former club.
It's been a tough start to the season for the Bulldogs hooker after making the switch following two seasons as Young's captain-coach.
Despite failing short in their first eight games of the season he's enjoyed the sea change.
"It's been really good," Woolford said.
"It's obviously tough getting beat the way we have but they boys are really good over there.
"I'd rather be losing and having fun doing it while enjoying the company around me than to be losing, miserable and have everyone fighting among each other."
The new-look Cootamundra side started the season with some promising signs, including a six-point loss to Kangaroos in round two, but have been on the end of some big scorelines since then.
They've conceded 48 points or more in five of their last six games with the 16 points they scored last time out against Temora their best attacking effort in the period.
Despite the big margins, Woolford believes there are plenty of positives for the young side.
"Even though we are getting beaten we try to find positives each week to take out of things," he said.
'We've got a lot of young fellas playing and a lot of blokes new to first grade who aren't aware of what it takes to play first grade week in and week out.
"But they are learning and we are getting there.
"There is a lot of guys showing a lot of character to keep turning up every week and hopefully we can string a couple of wins together before the year is over."
Young are only three points ahead of them on the ladder heading into the clash at Les Boyd Oval.
They've had a win over Brothers plus a draw with Temora and have also been much more competitive against the top sides than their rivals.
The 29-year-old still lives in and runs a business out of Young and admits there's been a bit of chat in the lead up to the clash.
However it's far from his focus as the club desperately searches for that elusive win.
"I've given it a little bit of thought but it hasn't really played on my mind too much," Woolford said.
"A lot of people have asked me about it, but it is just another game.
"I'm not going in there with anything to prove but just to try and get a win and be better than out last performance with the boys around me.
"They are the ones I'm playing for now and having fun with at the moment."
Woolford is expecting a bit of niggle from his former teammates.
One Cherrypicker he's not looking forward to is Saul Lealaitafea.
"Big Saul is going good and I don't want him to run over the top of me," Woolford said.
"I'll be doing everything I can to get in front of him.
"I know their front row of Saul and Slats (Aaron Slater) is what they rely on and they will keep coming all day.
"If we can stop their go forward it will be a lot easier for us."