The Bega Roosters won't be crying over spilt milk after a forfeit over the weekend.
"It was disappointing, but there is no point sulking about it," first grade coach Scott Barton says.
"We just had to train well this weekend and get out there this weekend against the Sharks to put a strong 80 minutes together."
"The fact is the Sharks need to beat us to make it, so we've got no doubts they'll be ready to play."
Barton said the Sharks had been an early season favourite and were still "one hell of a football team" if they have all the eggs in the basket.
However, a more pressing imperative for the coach is to secure the win this weekend to keep morale running for the major semi-finals in a couple of weeks.
The forfeit followed a bye which was preceded by a loss and a bye so the Roosters themselves haven't seen a win in four weeks and Barton said another loss would hamper the club's finals preparations.
"There has been plenty of talk about attitude this week, making sure we are ready to play football, we don't have time to slip up now," he said.
"We've got one week to get it right and then go into the finals."
Despite the challenge the Sharks offer, Barton is extremely confident in his troops to get the job done.
All four grades are atop the tables and heading into the final round with purpose - there is no talk of it, but the Roosters must be in contention for the Clayton Cup at this point.
"Every week at training they impress me," Barton said of his squad - and the club in a general sense with huge turnouts to shared training runs. "Basically, the attitude has been great all year so we've just got to up on Sunday."
Barton particularly praised the under 18s with about eight-to-10 players each week backing up from their own game or reserve grade play.
"We would not be where we are without them this season, their attitude is phenomenal and they just slot right in," he said.
He especially praised the efforts of players like Bryce Philipzen and Alexander Eadie who were making the most of first grade runs each week.
The Roosters will face off against the Moruya Sharks at Ack Weyman Oval in three grades on Sunday with the reserves, league-tag and firsts to get a last-ditch game in before hunkering down for the major semi-final.
The Roosters were also met with forfeits in the reserve grade last weekend with both squads hungry to get in some game time before the competition's finals series.
Meanwhile, the Chicks will be hungry to knock over the Sharkettes and securing their own minor premiership on Sunday with the High Heelers just two points shy and still a risk to the end of season crown.