IT IS safe to say there is no love lost between cross-town foes Horsham and Horsham Saints.
They do not see eye-to-eye at the best of times, let alone when there is a grand final place on the line.
The Demons have had the wood on their opponents in recent times, winning the past 11 encounters.
But co-coach Jordyn Burke knows Saturday's encounter at Alexandra Oval, Ararat is a completely different ball game.
“It’s a preliminary final and the Saints have had two good wins to get there,” he said.
“We just want to continue to run hard, move the ball well and play that brand of footy that we’re good at.”
Burke said he was pleased with his side’s performance against the Roos, but labelled goal-kicking and clearances as two big areas to improve.
“We’re pretty happy with how things are tracking – we’re not likely to change too much at this time of the season,” he said.
“We want to be a bit crisper with our centre clearances and the glaringly obvious one is our goal-kicking.”
Young gun Billy Lloyd is in doubt after suffering a heavy knock against Dimboola. Ryan Stacey is likely to replace him.
Saints coach Brendan Broadbent said Addison Milner and Heath Kelm both moved well at training during the week and were a chance for a recall.
“There’s going to be some selection headaches and some tough decisions made,” he said.
“The biggest disappointment was losing Darcy Tucker to a thumb injury.”
Broadbent went into bat for hard-nosed defender Dennis Adams and said his spot was ‘well and truly safe’, despite his forgettable first semi-final against Warrack Eagles.
“He copped a fair bit of criticism in the paper, which I think was a little bit undue,” he said.
“We need guys like Dennis in our side this time of the year.”
The Saints have not beaten either Horsham or Dimboola in 2013 and Broadbent knows his side will be underdogs heading into tomorrow’s clash.
The Demons have won both encounters this season by 62 and 67 points respectively.
Interleague representatives Nathan Clough, Jacob Cooke-Harrison and Garry Hallam will need to be instrumental through the middle if the Saints are to cause an upset.
Sharpshooter Gavin Kelm, who only managed one goal against the Eagles at the weekend, is another who needs to stand up.
Horsham’s forward line is arguably the most dangerous in the league, with Dylan Parish, Alex Thomson and Burke all in good touch.
Classy left-footer Nick Pekin is likely to be thrust forward, with Joel Geue more than capable at both ends of the ground.