Kel Thomas has urged her Aberystwyth Town Women side to treat every match for the rest of the season as if it's a cup final.
The Seasiders finished fourth last campaign - but have lost two of their first three matches in the Adran Premier this time round.
All is not lost, though, says the skipper - who says that her team can turn things round. "There's still time to make change, step up and put things right," she said."Every single game now is a cup final.
As long as we treat every game like that and play the way that we would if it was a cup final, there is still hope. We can achieve the goals we set ourselves at the start of the season - and the level that we achieved last year."
Aber's next match is against six-time top-flight champions Cardiff Met, at Park Avenue on Sunday 2nd October (kick-off 2pm) - but Thomas thinks that such a tricky task might be a blessing in disguise. "It'll be a tough old game," she admitted. "After what we did last season we've not been underdogs any more and we're not used to that. We'll go into the Cardiff Met game as underdogs again, so maybe we can get back to that hard work and that grit that we had last season, doing the ugly stuff well to keep them out."
By Carrie Dunn