LEETON United's game against Henwood Park this weekend has been described as critical by coach Frank Alampi.
United will travel to Rawlings Park Two on Sunday afternoon where they will face the side who is just one stop above them on the Pascoe Cup ladder in fourth.
Leeton go into the match following a 17-0 demolition of Cootamundra last weekend.
Alampi said the side had been doing all the right things when preparing for Sunday's encounter.
"We had a good run on Tuesday night, just working through a few things where we think we need to improve," he said.
"We'll do the same tonight (Thursday night) and hopefully go in ready to go on Sunday.
"It's a crucial game for us and the boys are aware of that."
United's success on the road this season has been varied, making a win against Henwood Park on their home turf even more important.
"I was only thinking the other day we haven't been too good on the road this season, we've had a few wins, but that's why it's so critical we win this one on Sunday over there," Alampi said.
"We've got mostly home games for the rest of the year, but there are still a few away ones.
"It's important we start getting those consistent wins and make our way up the ladder."
United will also face Henwood Park next Sunday at the Mia Sportsground, as well as South Wagga on Saturday also at home.
These two matches are catch up games as a result of the State Cup.
"Henwood Park move the ball really well, so I think if we can do well defensively and limit their opportunities, we will be on the right track," Alampi said.
"We are good at creating opportunities, we just need to start following through on them.
"You might end up with a chance at one end, miss it, and then the other team scores. That's why is so important to take our chances and get a result."
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