Only a handful of players remain from Murray United's inaugural side from 2015 - Sean Pye is one of them.
The Melrose product has started his fifth season with the Border NPL 2 outfit and remains one of the club's most important assets.
Pye, Zac Walker and captain Ashley Dunn have achieved the rare feat as the only three players to have reached the 100-game milestone so far.
With all his experience at this level, the 31-year-old is well aware of the highs and lows the competition can dish out.
Murray has started the season on the back foot with just one point its first four games, but Pye admits no-one is hitting the panic button.
"It's nice that a few of us have stuck around for that long because we've got to find a balance between the experienced guys who have played these types of games and some youth coming through," Pye said.
"I've seen the highs and lows a bit, but we've only played four rounds and it's a 28-round season.
"It's not a great start, but it's very, very early.
"We're aware of where we are and what we need to turn around."
Pye can remember leaving his beloved Melrose to play under Mick Richards at Murray and the lessons he's learned along the way.
He was a regular in AWFA and Riverina sides as a junior and played for NSW from the age of 14 to 16, so he now enjoys the week-to-week intensity NPL 2 offers.
"It was a very tough decision, I don't know how many years I was at Melrose and I'm still on the board there, but I haven't regretted it," he said.
"There's been moments when I've gone to watch Melrose and would have loved to be out there back in purple, but I've enjoyed my time at Murray.
"When I was at Melrose, you tend to fall into what's around you, whereas at Murray you're pushed by the guys next to you week to week at training and the players you're against are much better.
"I've done a lot of work on my personal game in terms of working on my weaker foot and trying to improve my running.
"To be honest, when we first started in year one we were a long way off.
"I've felt that I've done all the work and I'm up to the level, so it's just about enjoying it and staying healthy.
"I tended to push until I broke and had to spend a couple of weeks on the sideline or be nursing something for a while.
"I've learnt the hard way about trying to manage injuries and my body, but I'd like to think I'm much better at that now."
Murray hits the road to take on Bulleen on Sunday.
"We haven't played Bulleen that many times because they've been on the west side (of NPL 2) or they've been in the top division," Pye added.
"They've got a synthetic pitch, which will be different for us, we haven't played a competitive game on a synthetic pitch."
Kick-off is at 2.30pm.
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