Ellon Rugby plummeted to a new low when they lost 62-0 away to Perthshire on Saturday.
The Meadows side, who narrowly avoided relegation at the start of the year, have lost all of their five games so far this season.
Head coach, Duaine Lindsay, said: “It is not the end of the world at the moment, but three or four games down the line it could become a crisis.
“This was a very disheartening loss and I don’t really know how to fix it to be honest. The boys did not turn up, we did nothing right and we were a mess. There are no positives to take from this game.
“Even in the changing rooms before the match I could tell we were not up for it. Everyone was quiet, there is a real lack of confidence in the squad.”
Ellon have struggled in Caley 1 since losing to Mackie Academy FPs by a hairsbreadth in their first league game of the season.
They sit at the foot of the table with only two losing bonus points to show for their work so far.
Against Perthshire they started well, but crumbled after fly-half Jake Wills was injured along with four forwards.
Lindsay said: “This was always going to be a difficult fixture. Perthshire are a well organised side. They were strong up front and turned over a lot of ball.
“We now have to try and re-group before next week’s big game at home against Caithness.
“It does not get any easier, the games just seem to get tougher. Part of it is just belief.
“I know once we get that first win we will be fine.”
The Caithness game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday at the Meadows.