HDFL - CKS Swifts joint coach Paul Hanns has declared his team must not have any passengers ahead of the Baggies cut-throat Horsham District Football League semi final clash with Edenhope-Apsley at Quantong on Sunday.
Hanns was impressed with last weekend's 28 point elimination final victory against Harrow Balmoral, saying that everyone contributed.
"Even the guys who didn't have that much game time coming off the bench. Everyone played their part," he said.
"We need everyone to contribute with no passengers come finals time and that's what we're hoping to take into this weekend against Edenhope."
CKS Swifts find themselves in the familiar position of facing such a challenge, having played two semi final matches in the past couple of years and progressing through both.
Both CKS Swifts and Edenhope-Apsley have plenty of experience when it comes to the pointy end of the season and last year, it was the Saints who claimed the bragging rights with a 57 point win over the Baggies in the preliminary final.
Although the Baggies will be full of confidence after defeating Edenhope-Apsley by 51 points in round 11, and last week they put in a very strong team performance to account for Harrow Balmoral.
Paul Hanns is still wary of the Saints, who will be looking to bounce back after losing to Laharum by 21 points in last week's qualifying final.
"It's always a pretty even contest between us and Edenhope," the joint coach said.
"We definitely can't afford any lapses and that all comes back to us playing the same brand of game that saw us beat them last time, a nice defensive pressure game."
Hanns said the key to defeating Edenhope-Apsley is the same as any other finals side: Keeping the defensive pressure on.
"We need to make sure their kicks going forward aren't effective due to our pressure, and staying nice and tight on our opponent before then playing our attacking game.
"It goes a long way to us winning," he said.
The good news for the Baggies is that they don't have any injury concerns with defender Ben Fox and onballer Tom Ruggles the only possible inclusions, however it will depend on work and VFL commitments.
Forwards Lachie Hamilton and Jeremy Joiner returned from injury last week and got through unscathed.
The Baggies will be needing them to step up again this week and boot plenty of goals, while Ricky Whitehead, Ash Cowen, Jake Goodes and Isaac Rathgeber are looking to take the game on in the midfield.
Saints forward James Dixon is a danger man for the Baggies in the forward line, with Jake Davis or Justin Thomas likely to be given the tough job on him.
"Being a top three side, they have pretty good players right across the board," Hanns said.
Hanns believes the Baggies are in a better position at this stage of the season compared to this time last year.
"I think we're a tighter team, we play more as a unit. The guys have gelled together and play more of a team game," he said.
"Last year, we had tired legs after three finals and it was probably a tougher preparation going in (against Edenhope-Apsley).
"Moving back to a Saturday from Sunday games, left us flat footed and that won't be the case this year."