The Horsham Panthers are gearing up for the first preliminary final appearance in the club's history this weekend.
The Panthers booked their place in the Limestone Coast Rugby League's last-chance fixture with an upset 22-14 semi-final win against the Blue Lake Knights.
Panthers assistant coach Wes Oosthuizen said the team was buoyed by the performance in what was the club's first finals victory.
"Everyone is feeling pretty good. The boys are pretty pumped about the victory, and we're sure we can take momentum into this weekend," he said.
"We just had momentum from the kick-off. The Knights were on the back foot, and we just put the pressure on. The defensive pressure from the team was pretty spectacular. The blokes didn't hold off.
"A lot of us didn't think we were going to go through. The boys on the day were so positive, and they just wanted it more."
The Panthers will meet the Naracoorte Jets at Purnim on Saturday afternoon, with a place in the grand final on the line.
The Jets claimed the bragging rights, 52-0, in the sides' second-round clash at Horsham.
"We're definitely the underdogs, but the boys are all staying positive and are going to give it a good shot," Oosthuizen said. "They finished second on the table. We lost by 50-odd points, and it was a very physical game, so we're expecting something similar.
"We're pretty positive we can take it to them."
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