THE Port City Breakers believe they have finally found the winning formula within their team.
And they want to continue on their winning ways tomorrow when they play the Old Bar Beach Pirates at Regional Stadium.
It was a less then impressive start to the season for the Breakers who obviously struggled with a new look playing roster.
But skipper Adrian Daley said the team has finally clicked, and at the right time, to notch up a number of wins and sit just outside the top two.
"We struggled at the start of the year," Daley said.
"We lost a few games but we had a lot of new players in our team.
"It looks like now we've found our feet and things are starting to come good at the right time of the year." Daley said the side keeps getting better with each game they play.
"We've gotten a lot of confidence out of the last few wins on the trot," he said.
"And that's exactly what we need.
"There's a good mixture of form and confidence.
"It hasn't been one particular thing or one player.
"It's been a whole team effort, we've started to get the same team on the paddock each week.
"It's where you want to be at this time of the year [with finals approaching].
"You want to make sure all the problems have been fixed throughout the year and your coming into the finals in some form."
Daley was confident of another win this weekend but didn't want to get to far ahead of himself.
The last time the two sides met the Breakers got away to a commanding lead only to be run down and lose the game in the dying seconds.
Meanwhile, the Port Macquarie Sharks will make one of the toughest road trips in the Group 3 competition this weekend.
The Matt Shipway led side heads south to take on the Forster-Tuncurry Hawks.
Sharks' captain-coach, Shipway, is expecting a tough game but is confident the team can continue its undefeated run.
"I'm expecting them to be better than when we played them in the first round," he said.
"We're expecting it to be one of those hard games where we have to play out the full 80 minutes."
But the competition leaders will head into the game understrength with Tom Maguire and David Luck still out due to injury.
The game will kick off at 3pm at Harry Elliott Oval.