Kirkintilloch Rob Roy host Kilbirnie Ladeside on Saturday looking to bounce back from their second successive defeat.
After losing their unbeaten record at Troon the previous week, Stewart Maxwell’s side went down 2-0 at home to Beith on Saturday.
And the Rabs boss admitted that the performance was probably as poor as his side have produced all season.
He said: “It was a bit of a midfield battle and I fel the two teams cancelled each other out.
“There wasn’t a lot in the game but I felt they battled better for second balls.
“We passed the ball well but in the final third we weren’t great and losing the first goal just before half-time was a bit of a hammer blow.
“Even at 1-0 down we were still in the game but a couple of mistakes and a ricochet led to their second goal and we were chasing the game.
“We didn’t play to our capabilities and and in the final third we were poor. But my general concern was that we weren’t picking up second balls and they were and eventually that takes its toll.
“If you don’t do that against a top team then you’ll find it very difficult to take anything from the game.”
Maxwell is hoping that his players can take the lessons learned from ther Beith match into their forthcoming fixtures as they seek to get their season back on track.
He said: “Beith are a good side. They are Scottish Junior Cup holders and among the favourites for the league. That’s where we want to be and they showed the level you have to aspire to.
“Sometimes you have to change the way you play to combat the team you are playing against.”