Coach Matt Clarke claims Kiama are "not going as well as we want to" despite a 68-point thrashing of Stingrays handing the Knights their third consecutive Group Seven victory on Sunday.
The battling Rays made a promising start to the contest, conceding just one try in the first half-hour, but the floodgates opened in the second stanza.
Kiama's pace around the ruck and on the edges proved problematic, Dylan Morris stepping into the fullback role to score three tries in the 68-nil win.
"We're not going as well as we want to, but there's a couple of big games coming up, so a big challenge," Clarke said with Albion Park-Oak Flats, Shellharbour and Nowra-Bomaderry ahead.
Clarke demanded better ball control at half-time after the Knights were forced to spend time defending their try line against the winless Stingrays.
They went to the break at 18-nil.
"Just to control the ball for long periods of time, if we could do that we would get the rewards," Clarke said.
"We had 12 from 15 in the second half. Dylan was good at the back, it's probably his best game of the year."
Stingrays coach Wayne Clarges rued their ill-discipline after such an encouraging start.
"You can see what happened at the end there," he said. "You make mistakes when you go away from the game plan, then your discipline drops off, the heads start to drop.
"And you've got to be better than that."
Elsewhere, Jamberoo remained Group Seven front-runners with a 46-10 thrashing of Milton-Ulladulla.
Nowra-Bomaderry established their finals credentials after a thrilling 30-all draw with premiers Shellharbour and Gerringong outlasted Warilla in a try-fest.
KIAMA 68 d STINGRAYS 0
JAMBEROO 46 d MILTON-ULLADULLA 10
GERRINGONG 40 d WARILLA 26
NOWRA-BOMADERRY 30 drew with SHELLHARBOUR 30
ALBION PARK-OAK FLATS 36 d BERRY-SHOALHAVEN HEADS 12
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