Steve Fallon remains positive Soham Town Rangers can revive their ailing fortunes on the pitch and force their way back up the league table.
After making a bright start to the season, the Greens have hit the buffers in recent outings, winning only one of their last nine matches in Ryman League Division One North.
Despite his side being without a win in their last six league games, Soham manager Fallon is of the opinion that all is far from being lost and that reaching the play-offs still remains a possibility.
“The season is not yet over for us,” he said. “As quickly as you can get up there you can quickly drop out of it to.
“If we pick up a few wins we will be back up there as there are not five teams in the league that are simply beating everyone else week in week out.
“We know we are capable of going on a good run and hopefully we have had our poor run.”
While his team have failed to win in the league since beating Romford 2-1 at Julius Martin Lane on October 14, Fallon feels the performances of late have not necessarily deserved the results they have been on the end of.
“The three draws we had (Ware, Brentwood Town, Heybridge Swifts) we played really well in and we should have won all three of them,” said Fallon. “We are not getting the rub of the green with decisions, which does not help, but we do need to address our frailty at the back as people are not concentrating enough.
“We are only getting six or seven good performers out there every week and that is not good enough, we need at least 10 solid performers for 90 minutes each match.”
On Saturday, Great Wakering Rovers became the latest team to extend the Greens’ winless run when dishing out a 4-1 beating.
Rangers, who had Jordan Gent sent off in the first half, found themselves 3-0 down before leading scorer Luke Stanley scored in the 78th minute.
The hosts re-established their three-goal cushion just two minutes later to complete the scoring.
Last season’s Cambs Invitation Cup winners will have no better opportunity to break their winless run on Saturday with them set to entertain basement side Burnham Ramblers (3pm).
“We are going to win at some point and though this is a good opportunity, but we have to give a performance as though we are playing Needham Market or Harlow Town – that is how we must approach it,” said Fallon.