THE memory of last year's heartbreaking grand final loss still lingers in the minds of many at Sawtell but captain/coach Craig Wallace wants his boys to forget about talk of revenge.
Instead Wallace wants the team to realise that tomorrow's clash at Rex Hardaker Oval against reigning premier Port Macquarie is a vital one that will require all hands on deck if the Panthers are going to take the two points.
"Last year has been mentioned but we're not taking too much concern in that," Wallace said.
"We sort of owe them one for sure but at the end of the day we've just got to make sure that we turn up to play.
"We played well last week, we were just unfortunate but this week we've got to play better. Port have lost three on the trot so they're going to be hungry, especially against us."
The Sharks have endured a horror injury run of late and there's a belief that right now, they are ripe for the picking.
Wallace doesn't believe the rumours and even after seeing the Port team on paper, refused to believe that that is exactly how the Sharks will line-up and is expecting a top flight Port outfit to take the field tomorrow.
"Who knows what they'll turn up with?" Wallace wondered aloud.
"There's the side they put in the paper and then they could turn up with another three or four blokes ready to play.
"We've just got to play what's in front of us and hopefully we get a bit more of the bounce of the ball this week and a bit of luck.
"We've just got to do the little things right and defence is what has got us through in the past.