JUST three weeks ago, Leitchville-Gunbower's reserves looked like it would be making up the numbers in the Heathcote District Football League finals.
With just one win against other finals contenders during the home-and-away season - coming way back in round two in their clash with North Bendigo - a first week elimination looked likely.
But the Bombers have defied the odds - defeating North, Mount Pleasant and Colbinabbin - on their way to tomorrow's grand final date with minor premier White Hills, who have lost just one game this season.
Despite entering the game as underdogs, Leitchy-Gunny coach Andrew Colvin said the belief within the playing group was only continuing to grow.
"We've always known our best is good enough, it has just been a matter of finding consistency," Colvin said.
"Even though we lost to White Hills in the last game of the year, we showed in patches we can match it with them.
"The most important thing is that we've started to play our best footy at the right time of the year.
"The buzz around the club has been great in the last few weeks and everyone is really excited for what the weekend holds."
Colvin's side have struggled to get out of the blocks in three finals, kicking just two goals in first quarters.
And it is a trend he is desperate to overturn.
"A good start will go a long way to winning us the game," he said.
"I couldn't be more pleased with how we've been able to run out games but to win a premiership we're going to need a four quarter performance.
"If we don't start the way we want to, I'm confident we can swing the momentum back in our favour."
The game will get underway at 11.50am at Huntly on Saturday.