LLANYMYNECH and Trewern United clash at Station Road on Saturday in the JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League match of the day.
Both sides are among the title favourites with a keenly contested affair expected.
Mynech manager Nathan Bartram said: “Trewern will provide a strong test for us at a time when we’re looking to find form after a difficult start to our campaign.
“Having set sights on a higher place than we find ourselves we have got a much younger squad together that is going to take time to become more fluid.
“We’ve been training well with enough numbers for full sided games whilst we’ve not had competitive matches, but probably are just behind where we’d like to be at this stage of the season.”
The club is confident progress is being made with Trewern the toughest test yet.
“The Trefonen fixture was a much improved performance last time out, and we’ll set up in a similar way, knowing that we will come under times of sustained pressure but with patience and our abilities with the ball we’ll try to create chances of our own,” added the spokesman.
“Points count for almost triple it seems in such a short season, and points in Saturday would be a huge step, just as a good performance would be too.
“Hopefully a good crowd too with such a with it being such a long time since we played at home.”
Meanwhile the Tigers arrive looking to maintain their own bright start.
Manager Russell Broadhurst said: “This season so far we are going in the right direction apart from a couple of hiccups.
“Llanymynech are a good young side that will give us a tough game but we are in good form recently and we are all going to do everything we can to keep that going.
“We are still in the hunt for the league and have a cup final in a few weeks to look forward to.
“The lads are all working hard and excited for each game.”