Lowestoft Town joint-manager Ady Gallagher has said opponents try harder against his side, because they are perceived as a big club.
Town had a four-game winning run ended by Harrow on Tuesday, and face Heybridge in the FA Cup on Saturday.
"Every team battles like crazy against us because they see us as a big club in this league, which is crazy really," Gallagher told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"I don't think we spend more money than most other teams."
He added: "We get big crowds here and teams see us a massive target.
"Heybridge will be saying all the same things as the guys from Harrow said."
Lowestoft have made a bright start to the Ryman Premier season, with five wins out of their first seven games.
But a host of missed chances at home against Harrow in midweek saw them suffer a 2-1 defeat and Gallagher is looking for a response in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.
"It's important for the boys to bounce back and show we're a good side, we just need to be more clinical in the way we finish teams off," he said.