Easington Colliery host Bedlington Terriers on Saturday afternoon with the Colliers looking for only their second win of 2017.
It is six weeks since the Colliers last tasted victory but Bedlington Terriers are one of few teams with form similar to Easington’s.
The Terriers currently sit 13th in Northern League Division Two, 10 points and six positions behind the Easington.
Manager Paul Frame knows his side face a tough test and is looking for a reaction from his players.
“The first half at Billingham Town last week was terrible. We made the lads know that at half-time and they responded in the second half and played some decent stuff despite the game being over.
“We will be looking to respond again. And, this time in a way which will hopefully see us get the points,” said Frame.
Easington Colliery could be missing club captain Chris Pearson, but Reece Kenney and Callum Hope are expected to return having missed last week’s defeat.
Frame added: “The season isn’t over. We might be out of the promotion hunt now but our aim now is to secure a spot in the FA Cup next season. We need about 65 points to make that happen.
“We know Bedlington are a decent side and if we’re not on our game, they will beat us. They have some good players up there and we know quite a few of them.
“Just one win will get the lads going again and hopefully we can get that win on Saturday.”
Kick-off at the Welfare Park ion Saturday afternoon is at 14:30.