Glen Maddison reckons that Saturday could go a long way to shaping the landscape of the UCL Premier Division season.
His revitalised Holbeach United side travel to mid-table rivals Long Buckby (3pm), fresh off the back of two successive wins.
Saturday also sees a spree of clashes between teams in and around each other in the standings. And, with just six points separating ninth-placed Peterborough Northern Star and Sleaford in 15th, Maddison wants his team to seize the moment.
He said: “It’s so tight in the middle of the table – and we all seem to be playing each other on Saturday.
“If we can come away from Long Buckby with a win we could shoot up the table.
“It’s a winnable game on a day when the table could really open up.”
Lewis Sturman returns from suspension for Maddison’s men, but skipper Matt Warfield is a doubt.
Defender Jack Smith is expected to play, despite interest from UCL Premier Division rivals Boston Town.
The Tigers are braced for a seven-day approach from the Poachers ahead of Tuesday night’s derby at Tattershall Road (7.45pm).