Charlestown coach Graham Law says the challenge will be repeating the effort against fellow cellar-dwellers Lake Macquarie on Sunday after a wholehearted but frustrating performance from his side against Edgeworth on Monday.
Azzurri lost 1-0 to the unbeaten defending champions in driving rain at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility after their round-three match on Sunday was postponed.
Kristian Brymora was on the spot to tap in the winner in the 86th minute after Charlestown keeper Nathan Archbold spilled a shot from Josh Rose.
It was a third loss to start the season for Azzurri but they deserved more against the Eagles. Charlestown, missing senior players Kane Goodchild, Scott Smith, Kev Davison and Daniel Bird, troubled Edgeworth with their pace on the counter-attack but their young forwards hit several chances straight at keeper Josh Low.
"The plan absolutely worked, when you look at the stats at the end, we had 13 shots to two," Law said.
"But you just know against good teams that if you don't take your chances, they are going to get one late. It's very disappointing, but that was a very young team.
"The guys were gutted. They knew the three points were there, but the important thing is we've got to back it up this weekend against Lakes, because it's a different proposition."
Davison and Bird are back from suspension this week.
The remaining round-three games were postponed until Wednesday, August 5.