TUMBARUMBA coach Shane Macintosh is bracing the Roos for a primed Corryong outfit ahead of Saturday’s second semi-final at Tumbarumba.
The defending premier will enter the clash on a 21-game winning streak and overwhelming favourites after claiming a second successive minor premiership.
Despite humiliating the Demons by 171 points in their most recent encounter, Macintosh is fully aware the Roos’ season dominance does not automatically transfer into finals success.
“Yes, it has been a dominant season but that accounts for nothing in finals,” Macintosh said.
“Last time we met they had about 10 players out and that’s why the scoreline blew out like it did.
“Both sides will be close to full-strength after having last week off to freshen-up and we are expecting a tough encounter similar to the two previous times we have met this season.
“We are not thinking it’s going to be a walk in the park, that’s for sure.”
Macintosh ruled out complacency being an issue with Saturday’s winner guaranteed the huge advantage and financial windfall of a home grand final.
“Once we cross that white line we know what’s up for grabs and will be going hard as we can and if we are good enough we will get there,” he said.
“If we don’t win it won’t be because of complacency.”
Roos’ midfielder Stephen Barnes and Demons counterpart Evan Nicholas tied for the league best and fairest on Sunday and could go head-to-head in the midfield in a mouthwatering match-up.
Finding a suitable match-up for Roos’ match-winner Matt Molkentin in attack would be causing Demons coach Andrew Reid the most headaches in the lead-up to the match.
Molkentin claimed back-to-back goalkicking titles after booting 80 goals and has almost single-handedly destroyed the Demons with 21 goals in three matches so far this season.