Sebastopol Vikings coach Micheal Goodman is ready for a tough match-up ahead of his side's clash with rivals Point Cook FC.
The clash is set to carry a lot of importance as the Vikings and Point Cook are sitting in ninth and 10th respectively on the Men's State League 3 North-West ladder.
After three weeks without a win, Goodman believes his side is now fully integrated into the way in which he wants them to play.
"Despite the losses I think we've gotten to a point where the lads are locked into the system we want to be playing," he said.
Goodman says the Vikings have been unlucky in their past two games, a 2-2 draw with the Western Eagles and a 1-0 loss to Sunbury, not to come out with a win.
"We've been creating opportunities and really just got unlucky. I believe we should have come out of at least one of those games with the four points if not both of them."
The Vikings have been creating a lot of opportunities for themselves with their style of play that encourages a high percentage of ball possession. This high rate of possession creates more scoring opportunities which Goodman is confident his side will begin to capitalise on with greater regularity.
"We're creating chances for ourselves in these games," Goodman said.
"We just need to maintain our belief in our own ability and remain consistent and the wins will come."
With Point Cook coming to town, Goodman is expecting his team to be rearing to go for a game that is always full of intensity.
"It's always an exciting match-up when we get to play Point Cook, over the years we've definitely developed a bit of a rivalry and that just goes to further motivate our players to perform.
"They're not going to make it easy for us, they've got players who are going to demand the ball and can do some impressive things with it. We just need to press on and win the second efforts and we'll be fine."
The Sebastopol Vikings will take on Point Cook on the Morshead Park synthetic turf of Saturday afternoon from 4pm.