WITH three games to go before Wimmera-Mallee A Grade finals, Donald has established itself as a serious threat to St Mary's premiership defence hopes.
Captain Brent Gilmour said he could not be happier with how things were travelling at the club, with its two off-season recruits, Rup-Minyip premiership player Daniel Schaper and former Homers all-rounder Brayden Ison, adding further talent to the competition.
"We've really hit some form and everyone is contributing," he said.
"Our two recruits have really fit in well and it has helped raise the bar.
"But everyone is playing their role which makes it a lot easier than just relying on one or two players."
Donald will contest the finals with St Arnaud, St Mary's and Wycheproof-Narraport, with no other teams in mathematical contention.
Gilmour underlined the importance of tomorrow's clash against Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills at Brim, with tough two-day matches against finals contenders Wycheproof-Narraport and St Mary's coming up.
"We're on turf this week and the only two games we've lost this season have been on turf," he said.
"We probably need a win on turf before finals."
Gilmour said Mark, Josh and Chris McPherson were the players Donald needed to stop.
"The McPherson boys are always pretty handy with the bat and ball," he said.
"Leigh Dovaston scored 70-odd against us last time so hopefully we can get him out early this time it would go a long way towards beating them."
In other round 12 A Grade fixtures, Marnoo hosts Jeffcott, Charlton plays St Mary's at Charlton and Wycheproof-Narraport faces fellow top-four side St Arnaud at Wycheproof.