LAVINGTON coach James Saker says the Panthers can spoil a fifth straight grand final between Yarrawonga and Albury.
Lavington takes on the Tigers in Sunday’s preliminary final in Wangaratta.
Albury will enter that clash favoured to progress to the decider, meaning 2008 would be the last time the Ovens and Murray premiership was won by a team other than the Pigeons or Tigers.
Saker says the Panthers expect to spoil the party.
“We’re not happy with this — no way,” he said after the thrashing of Wangaratta Rovers.
“We haven’t met our standards, by far.
“We take a lot of confidence going into next week, knowing our best is good enough.
“We’ve had two really good games against Albury and think we can match them, for sure.”
The Tigers have won both encounters against the Panthers this season but Lavington has been in winning positions in both games.
Saker said improving disposal efficiency and decision-making were the keys.
“If our attitude is on again, then we’re going to get enough footy,” he said.
“It will just come down to our ability to use it better than what we have.”