At the start of the Premier League Hockey season, many didn't expect Confederates to be finishing inside the competition's top two.
They were short on players, had spent little-to-no time on the training paddock, and weren't sure what kind of structures they'd be playing during 2020.
But after Fiona Reith reeled Nic Milne to the helm, things started to come together and before they knew it, the co-coaches were dealing with a serious threat to take out the trophy.
On Saturday, Milne's troops will welcome Bathurst St Pat's to the Orange Hockey Centre where the sides will do battle for a spot in the grand final where premiers Lithgow Panthers await.
"Our confidence level is very high," Milne said.
"They see this game as a game they can go out and win, they aren't just playing to make it a fight.
"The girls have come a long way in the last couple of years.
"We're going to approach the game with the same structures but we did a bit of work on taking opportunities when they come."
The match will get underway at 12.30pm from the Orange Hockey Centre.
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