WAUCHOPE Blues had their chances, but couldn't turn the tide in last week's heartbreaking one-point loss to Macleay Valley.
They need to get back on the bike for Sunday's trip to Forster with coach Anthony Boyd looking for a response from his side.
"The first half display (last week) was the best I've seen in any grade this year, but then we went away from it in the second half and made a few silly errors," he said.
"We were disappointed, but we had about five tries disallowed too so it could have been a whitewash."
Boyd admitted his side "probably crumbled a bit under pressure" when the Mustangs came surging back into the contest.
"They got one try and then another pretty quickly and all of a sudden they were back in the game," he said.
"We know where we went wrong, but we know where we're going."
The Hawks will be confident after their 16-4 win over Port Macquarie saw them move into the Group 3 top five.
"Forster are just sitting inside the top five so it's always a tough game when you travel, especially down there," Boyd said.
Wauchope have a few injury concerns of their own.
"We've got one or two that are 50-50 but we won't know about them until later in the week," Boyd said.
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