Despite picking up the 22-point win over the Sharks three weeks ago, Bridgenorth coach Brady Demeijer isn't counting his chickens just yet as the Parrots line up for their first grand final since 2011.
"In the season, they beat us twice and we got them in the final but grand final's a competely different day," he said.
"It's who comes on the day and really plays footy.
"Contested pressure around the ball [got us over the line last time]. When we've got it, we are spreading probably and when they have it, we are tackling hard."
Last achieving premiership success in 2010, three Parrots remain in the line-up with captain Luke Duncan, returnee Jake Nunn and reliable defender Nick McElwee all striving for another premiership.
Blitzing through the season at 12 wins and four losses, Demeijer credits the team's success to strength in numbers, as all three sides feature in finals football.
"You can see that with the three sides, everyone pushes for positions. Everyone has to play their role or they find themselves in another side.
"There isn't even a shop around [Bridgenorth] so you basically have to create that culture that people want to be there and with that culture people come and enjoy their footy.
"When people enjoy their footy, they usually play well."
Coming into the match-up playing their best football of the year in a dominant third-quarter display against Longford, the youngest coach within the NTFA isn't feeling the pressure.
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"I've got an awesome support base around me with the other coaches so the pressure has been taken off me a lot which is handy so I can just go out there and play my own game on the day."
Young defender Tyson Gray and co-captain Zach Griffiths, who was unable to recover from a broken jaw, were overlooked for the grand final side with Jake Nunn returning for the big occasion.
Demeijer described the decision as very tough and something you don't want.
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