IF the Camden Haven Redbacks can field another full strength side and put their best performance together tomorrow, they'll go a long way towards winning the Football Mid North Coast Premier League grand final.
The Redbacks thrashed last season's premier Wallis Lake 4-0 a fortnight ago to make the decider, and coach Simon Hancox was confident his team could do it all again in the match against Port Saints.
That major semi was the first time the Redbacks had a full strength team to choose from, and Hancox was thrilled with what transpired at Inmon Fields.
"I couldn't have been more pleased with the way they played that," he said.
A grand final appearance is the culmination of what Hancox described as an up and down season for his team.
The backbone of the season was, on paper, fantastic, with eight wins in a row in the middle of the season.
Hancox wasn't as happy as he would have liked, even with those winning performances.
"In a couple of games there, we scraped home, but results are results," he said.
Hancox has done his homework on tomorrow's opposition. He's seen two Saints catch-up matches and their major semi, along with their match-ups.
"We feel like we know where they're strengths are, and hopefully where their weaknesses are," he said.
"We can counter that if we can play our best."
His meticulous preparation will be what gets the Redbacks over the line tomorrow. Hancox said it was all about making sure his team put its best performance together on the field.
"If they don't, we'll go down, and I won't enjoy that," he said.
A win would mean more to captain Ryan Squires than most.
Squires is the sole surviving member of the Redbacks' premiership winning team from 2003.
The win came against Port FC - who were then called Panthers - and it was a remarkable day.
Redbacks were down 2-0 down with eight minutes on the clock.
They came back to win 3-2 in extra time.
Squires would love to get another win tomorrow.
"It would be massive. Huge," he said.
"Pretty emotional for me."
Saints will make it tough. The team moves the ball around well, and the opposition will be hungry for success.
"It's a big moment for their club, and they're going to want to snatch it away," Hancox said.