The last time Macquarie recorded consecutive wins was the opening three rounds of last year.
Scorpions coach Adam Bettridge wants to change that on Saturday.
The 2018 wooden spooners are 2-2 to start this season, along with four other Newcastle Rugby League clubs, but each victory has been preceded by a loss.
The 2017 champions are coming off a 34-4 triumph over Lakes and Bettridge is now keen to keep it rolling when hosting Cessnock at Lyall Peacock Field.
"We've got to build and we can't keep going one for one," Bettridge said.
"It's not good enough to be up for one week and down the next and in a competition as close as this it can be all the difference."
Macquarie have named an unchanged side, which includes young halves Floyd Tighe and Cameron Davies with injured pair Andy Sumner (ankle) and Lazarus Brown (groin) still sidelined.
"Cameron is part of the Knights 20s and Floyd was in the Norths Sydney 20s, but despite being young both are very mature footballers," Bettridge said.
The Scorpions mentor remained wary of equal last Cessnock (1-3).
"They were unlucky last week and the ladder doesn't reflect how they're going," Bettridge said.
Elsewhere in round five on Saturday, Maitland host defending premiers South Newcastle and Lakes travel to Kurri Kurri. Sunday sees undefeated leaders Western Suburbs at home to Central Newcastle at Harker Oval.
Meanwhile, Central have been stung with two suspended sentences out of Thursday night's judiciary hearing after being found guilty of multiple NRL code of conduct breaches by the Newcastle RL disciplinary panel.
One thousand dollars was due now but if another offence occurred before the end of 2020 then Central would need to pay the remaining $2000 and all five of the club's teams would be docked a point on their respective ladders.
The Butcher Boys have also been asked to organise a welfare and education program while all players are required to sign the club's behaviour policy.
Breaches included: using offensive or obscene language; acting with aggression; behaving contrary to the spirit of the game; behaving in a way which disrupts the enjoyment of a match or brings discredit to any club, league or the game.
"We have contacted all clubs this afternoon [Friday] and reminded them about players and officials abiding by the NRL code of conduct," Newcastle RL football operations coordinator Adam Devich said. "We expect that to be adhered to."