BOTH Old Bar and Macleay Valley will be desperate for a win when they meet in tomorrow's Football Mid North Coast Premier League match at Old Bar.
A loss last week to Wingham has resulted in the Barbarians dropping to equal last place on the ladder with Port Saints. Macleay, the reigning champions, have endured a disappointing season and sit just one point ahead of Old Bar and Saints.
Old Bar coach Paul Ivers admits the season is starting to slip away from his side. The Barbarians are five points shy of fifth place.
He is still having nightmares about last week's effort against Wingham where Old Bar blew a halftime lead to go down 2-1.
Ivers said his side is struggling for consistency.
"We have one good week and one bad one,'' he said.
"So at least we're due for a good one this week.''
Ivers will check the fitness of striker Jayden Mounsey who limped off during the clash with Wingham.
"But the conversations I've had with him this week indicate he will be right,'' he said.
Rhys Whitton is still sidelined after dislocating his shoulder.
Ivers said the Barbarians have to play out the full 90 minutes, saying this has been one of their main problems this season.
"But Macleay will come down here expecting to take home some points,'' he said.
"Who would have thought they'd be so far down the ladder at this stage.''