ROCHERLEA is set to make club history as it attempts to win a third-straight NTFA division 1 premiership tomorrow - but has to get past Bridgenorth to do it.
The suburban Tigers have been the form side of the season finishing as minor premier with just one loss and a draw.
They will start as a firm favourite to win having a 3-1 record over the Parrots including a comfortable 55-point victory in the second semi-final two weeks ago.
"We made history last year going for two in a row which the club had never done before in its 60-year history and obviously going for three is a bit more history," Rocherlea coach Andrew Philpott said.
"We're confident and think we're playing some good footy at the moment.
"But we never underestimate Bridgenorth and have got a good rivalry with those blokes and treat them with the utmost respect."
Philpott praised the club's dream run through the finals series, with the benefit of having a week off on two occasions allowing them to freshen up and recover some sore bodies from the second semi.
He was unfazed by the favourite tag and expected to have everyone available except for Alex Cadman and Lyndon Stubbs whose seasons are finished with a serious knee injury and suspension.
"We're fully fit unlike the opposition and it will be interesting to see who plays with a question mark over a couple of their players with sore bodies," he said.
"We'll field the best team we've got on the park and no excuses."
Philpott said Rocherlea would look to repeat its second semi performance when it took over the game in the second quarter by winning the contested ball.
Some key match-ups include Joel Holloway on Josh Holton, Steven Mayne on Joel Clements and the contest between two potent midfields.
"Duncan and Murfett are ball magnets so you have to limit those two and Sellers down back we know can create a bit of havoc if he is allowed to run forward," Philpott said.
"If you can't win the contested ball in the grand final then you are not going to win the game."
BRIDGENORTH coach Michael Bowden said his side was capable of turning around its second semi defeat if it had belief in itself.
"We need a better game discipline-wise defensively because we went missing after the first quarter and half last time," he said.
"We can't afford lapses this week against a quality side like them so we have to do some things differently to bridge that 10-goal gap.
"Being underdogs doesn't bother and I think even last week we were written off a bit and the boys played well and got a bit of extra belief in themselves.
"We know we can challenge them - it's just a matter of whether we have the right mindset and can sustain if for four quarters."
Bowden said the Tigers had hurt them across half-back and half-forward the last time and the Parrots would need to be tighter in those areas and try to get on top in the midfield.
Kalon Beams and Darren Long faced fitness tests.Long played only a half last week with a hamstring injury and Beams is trying to get back after missing three weeks with a quad strain.