Marconi Stallions coach Peter Tsekenis is hoping their 5-2 win against Rockdale City Suns is the performance that gets their season "back on track."
In the first of three season-defining fixtures in seven days, the Stallions recovered from an early 2-0 deficit to snap a four-game losing streak and keep their finals hopes alive.
Mitch Mallia's first half brace restored parity for the visitors before Marko Jesic, Roberto Speranza and James Andrew found the back of the net in the second half.
Marconi move to seventh on the table with the win - four points outside the top five.
"The way things have been going for us and to be down 2-0 gave me a scare but to be honest, I really thought that today was going to be a turning point for us," Tsekenis said.
"We finished the first half well and then we continued on in the second half. We had Rockdale rattled. They are a very good side especially here at home, so I am very happy and I believe that today's result is start for us in getting our season back on track."
Marconi's big week continues on Wednesday night when they play Sydney Olympic in the seventh and final round of the FFA Cup preliminary stages at Belmore Sports Ground (7.30pm).
They finish with a must-win game against Sydney FC at Marconi Stadium (3pm) on Sunday.