Horsham Demons football coach Jordyn Burke says his side will look to "bounce back" against Warrack this Saturday, after two consecutive losses.
The Demons had a big win in their first round clash against Nhill, but since then have recorded losses against the Saints and Ararat.
The Eagles on the other hand have suffered three heavy losses to Minyip-Murtoa, Southern Mallee and Stawell.
"We haven't quite been playing well enough for long enough in the games, so we've just got to bounce back and keep stepping up in those situations," Burke said.
"With the lack of experience we've got, I thought their effort has been good, we've just got to do it for longer."
"I've been super proud of the way the boys have gone about it each week, but we're just not quite there for long enough at the moment.
"That's okay though, that's just how we're gonna keep developing."
The Demons' kicking inaccuracy hurt them last weekend against Ararat and Burke says that's something his side needs to improve.
"We kicked 7.13 on the weekend, that's the glaring deficiency that we've got to fix," he said.
"We've just got to take our opportunities when we get them because we had plenty of them.
"Also when the pressure's on a little bit and late in quarters we just dropped away a couple of times."
Despite having three, heavy losses for the season, Burke expects a tough contest from the Eagles at their home ground.
"Warrack have always traditionally, no matter what, been really hard to play against, especially at Warrack," he said.
"They still have Ryan McKenzie, Danny Bell, young Dane Stewart.
"They've got a really good young crew, with a mix of the senior, older boys as well.
"What you know with them is you're going have two hours of footy where they're just going to continually come at you."
The Demons will be boosted by the return of ruckman Rhys Barber from injury, who Burke said will "add another target up forward, as well".
In the other games, a blockbuster looms down at Anzac Park where first-placed Stawell will do battle with second-placed Southern Mallee Giants.
The Giants will be on a high after defeating reigning premiers Minyip-Murtoa by one-point, while Stawell will be confident after a 100-point win against Warrack.
Defenders from both sides will have to be on high alert, as the competitions leading goal scorers Cody Driscoll (Warriors-18 goals) and Brock Orval (Giants-13 goals) look to add to their tallies.
A win to either Stawell or the Giants would be invaluable in their quest to take out a minor-premiership.
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