Killarney coach Brendan Chatfield knows this Saturday's one-day away encounter with Woolsthorpe/Mailors Flat is a must-win.
The Crabs are sitting fourth on two wins and have Wangoom, also with two victories, on their heels in fifth on the Grassmere Cricket Association ladder.
"It's pretty much a have-to-win for us," Chatfield said.
"There's nothing else to it, we have to keep winning these games against lower sides to make it (finals)."
The Crabs, which trained on Thursday night, will be without Kyle Buchanan and Jason Hutchins who are unavailable.
But the coach said the likes of Todd Doran and Ben Woolcock would be back after missing the final match before Christmas.
Chatfield said Woolcock's brother Zac, who played a game earlier this season, was back for another one.
Killarney will go into the match with two key focuses.
"I said to the guys batting partnerships are probably what we've struggled with," Chatfield said.
"If lose a wicket, we normally lose a couple.
"And too many times we actually try to bowl to get a wicket rather than bowl good lines. So there'll be a focus on bowling good line and length, letting the batsmen get themselves out."
In other round eight matches, Hawkesdale is playing Grassmere at Hawkesdale and Wangoom is playing Yambuk at Wangoom.
Hawkesdale is on top of the ladder.