FOOTBALL Mid North Coast's torrid start to the Herald Women's Premier League competition will continue on Sunday when the young side faces off against another powerhouse, New Lambton at Taree Zone Field.
FMNC faced South Wallsend last week in the zone's return to the premier league and finished on the wrong end of the 5-0 scoreline. South Wallsend should be one of the leading contenders for honours this year.
Coach Mick Grass admits this weekend's game will be another challenge for the team.
"It's all part of the experience,'' he said.
"I'm sure we'll improve this week and hopefully we'll keep on improving as the season progresses.''
He said the morale in the side is still good and the players are looking forward to Sunday's game.
Grass expects to name the same team for the clash.
"There were a couple of niggling ankle injuries after last week, but nothing too serious,'' he said.
"They'll all be okay.''
FMNC play the opening four games of the season at home.
Grass said it would be good to win at least one of these matches, but he won't be concerned if that's not the case.
"It's a long season, just as long as we improve and get our structures in place I'll be happy,'' he said.
The first grade game will kickoff at 2.30.