Manly Allambie coach Kyle Cannon is expecting another tight battle when his outfit face Brookvale at Grahams on Sunday afternoon.
Manly Allambie emerged 1-0 victors when the two sides met back in round three on a cold Wednesday night.
Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures forecast for this weekend, Cannon is expecting a similar challenge this time around.
“It’s going to be a tough physical battle, just as long as we stick to our game and put the ball in the back of the net we should be okay,” Cannon said.
“The last couple of weeks we’ve actually been playing well just not taking our opportunities which has come back to bite us.
“Ideally we still want to aim for the best position possible so we need to try and win as many games as we can to get us close to the top of the competition.”
Manly Allambie, like many, have been impacted heavily by injuries following a disrupted preseason.
They sit in fourth with an eight-point gap to make up on the top two sides Mosman and Manly Vale.
In other matches this week, Mosman face Beacon Hill in a top versus bottom contest, an in-form Seaforth host Pittwater and Manly Vale meet Wakehurst.