BELVOIR captain Matt Jaensch remains wary of a rejuvenated Lavington heading into this weekend’s preliminary final at Kelly Park.
The Panthers are coming off one of their best wins of the season against Wodonga and have beaten the reigning premier in their last three meetings.
“They are going well,” Jaensch said.
“They have always been an attacking side, especially with the ball.
“They have a lot of potential in their side which seems to be coming together at the right time of the year.”
Lavington coach Robbie Mackinlay expects another tight tussle.
“It will be tight,” he said.
“We have a good record against them, but we respect them as opponents.
“Hopefully we can keep improving.
”Kelly Park is a good venue and we expect a really hard battle.
“We are mindful of how well they finished last season and it’s important we keep on building.”