Kooringal Colts have even more incentive to bring up a rare win this season as they face off against Saint Michaels for the Koetz-Jolliffe Cup on Saturday.
Last year's preliminary finalists have just two wins to their credit and let another good opportunity slip mid-week against Wagga RSL.
However after win over Lake Albert to resume the season, captain Keenan Hanigan is hoping to build off it.
"Every game is a game we have to win, but we can't look too far ahead," Hanigan said.
"We just have to concentrate on St Michaels this week, which is always a good clash, and I know the boys are looking forward to playing under lights again."
Colts were 54 without loss after six overs in Monday's Twenty20 match and Hanigan was disappointed they couldn't go on with it trying to chase down 151.
"It was very disappointing," Hanigan said.
"I thought we were in a good position after the powerplay but the middle overs cost us."
Hanigan is looking for a better batting performance, especially from the middle order in the clash against the second placed Saints.
On the other hand Saints are out to respond after their first loss in five matches to begin the new year.
Surprised by Wagga RSL last week, captain Beck Frostick hopes it will provide the kick needed to build into finals.
"It wasn't very good and I think the standards dropped heading into the first game," Frostick said.
"I think there was an element of rust from the four weeks off and not a lot of preparation heading into the game so it is a good chance to get back into it and get back to be the winning side."
Frostick admitted he pulled the wrong rein in the field with bowling changes and field placements in the 31-run loss to Wagga RSL but is also looking to the side to create more partnerships with the bat.
A 49-run stand between Frostick (57) and James Evans (29) was the best the could conjure.
The unavailable Nick Fahey comes out of the side as Saint Michaels look to hold onto a clear second spot on the ladder.
They are eight points clear of Wagga City while Colts are last and eight points outside a finals place.
The clash has been used as a season-opener in the past at Robertson Oval, but was set further back in the calendar this season.
However it will still be played under lights with a 4pm start.