Marty Lyden has been around footy long enough to know every side is beatable.
But that notion will be tested immensely come Sunday's 2019 league tag grand final, when Lyden's Orange Hawks come up against undefeated minor premiers Bathurst St Pat's.
The newly crowned Group 10 coach of the year, Lyden, though, says he's got a few tricks up his sleeve as his girls look to avenge consecutive decider losses to the blue and white juggernaut.
"They've got us three times this year ... every team is beatable, we just have to work out how to do that on Sunday," Lyden said.
"We almost got them at Bathurst. They might have been a bit off that day. I've got a few things up my sleeve."
We've been scraping through in some games and winning others well, it's made it sweeter being here now.Orange Hawks and 2019 Group 10 coach of the year Marty Lyden ahead of Sunday's grand final
One of those tricks, Lyden jokes, is keeping the ball well away from Erin Naden, who took out the other major league tag award at the Group 10 presentation night last week.
Lyden says Naden, the 2019 player of the year, has "gone to another level" this season and deserves the accolades.
The St Pat's flyer was a massive reason the blue and whites accounted for Hawks 30-10 in the major semi-final, too.
But Lyden's hopeful it's his Hawks that win the only prize that really counts on Sunday.
St Pat's and Hawks have met in the last two league tag grand finals, the former winning 16-12 and then 16-6 in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Close to half of last year's side has moved on, though, meaning a lot of the girls in Hawks' side this year aren't scared by those grand final losses.
Lyden says he's been blessed with great sides since taking on the job in 2017 and a title this weekend would be a reward for a lot of hard work.
"I don't really like the term rebuild, but the team we had last year we probably lost 50 per cent of the girls. We had to get some more players in and young girls coming through have been great," he said.
"They all get along so well. They love to train and they love to play. I've got an easy job.
"We've been scraping through in some games and winning others well, it's made it sweeter being here now though."
Hawks will also contest the under-18 league tag decider, and will be defending the premiership the two blues juniors won in 2019 when they take on CYMS from 9am at Carrington Park.
The senior league tag game starts at 10.25am at Bathurst.
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