The Ballarat Reds are is a must-win situation ahead of its Saturday afternoon clash at home against West Point SC.
Still in the hunt for promotion, the Reds will have to be almost perfect across the final eight weeks of the season as they try to move up the table.
Facing an eight-placed West Point side, Ballarat will be going into the match-up weary of an upset after its shock 2-1 loss to Lara United last week.
Ballarat has missed the goal-scoring impact for forward Justin Whitcher, who hasn't appeared for the club since injuring his groin nearly a month ago in a 4-0 win over Maribyrnong.
Ballarat and West Point have met once before this season, with the Reds coming away with a hard-fought 1-0 win on the road in round four.
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