More than three decades have passed since City Colts last tasted A-grade success.
The minor premiers have given themselves a great opportunity to reach another grand final - earning home ground advantage for their semi-final against Rovers United-Bruck at HP Barr Reserve this weekend.
Colts, who last won the premiership in 1986-87, found themselves in the same position two years ago - finishing on top before losing to Beechworth in the decider, and fell in the semi-finals last season.
Captain Kent Braden credited his side for its hard work to consolidate top spot - dropping just one game all season, but knows they can't be complacent.
"It gives us an advantage being at home, but it basically all starts again this weekend," Braden said.
"We've played some really good cricket there (Barr Reserve), but having said that, Rovers-Bruck have played there a fair bit and will know what to expect.
"We just want to turn up and keep doing what we've been doing and enjoy the experience.
"There's a lot of other sides that aren't playing finals at this time of the year, so hopefully the boys take that attitude in and we get the right result."
Matthew Lister is the only one to miss out from last weekend's 12-man squad for City Colts.
Yarrawonga-Mulwala hosts Ovens Valley United in the other semi-final at Stan Hargreaves Oval.
The Lakers won last year's rain-affected grand final against Beechworth due to being the competition's top-ranked side.
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