Grice is under no illusions how much of a step up in opposition Brockehurst will provide when they make the league trip to Dorset this weekend.
But, on the back of three successive defeats in all competitions, the USP boss will take his troops to face Pat McManus' high-flying side at least buoyed from progressing in the Portsmouth Senior Cup.
Grice said: ‘The game is going to be completely different (at Brockenhurst) to what we were facing (against Moneyfields Reserves).
‘We’ll need to have that tempo, play with a high press and stuff like that.
‘They’re extremely dangerous and I often speak to Pat (McManus; Brockenhurst manager). I think what he’s got what he potentially hasn’t had the past few season is players who are coming of age.
‘No-one is expecting us to win this game - I hate the saying because most of the managers have used it this season - but it genuinely is a free-hit.’
New signing Simon Woods remains a doubt to recover from a back injury picked up on his USP debut last weekend to feature against Brockenhurst.
Meanwhile, longer-term absentees Frankie Paige (hamstring) and Dan Sibley (ankle) could both be back before Christmas.