He doesn't want to put a jinx on his troops, but Orange City's mentor Ben Watson knows the only thing stopping them from winning a Blowes Clothing Cup Colts premiership is themselves.
The Lions added another body to their hit list on Saturday, scrapping past a tough Dubbo Roos outfit in a 17-7 showing.
The victory further extends the gap on the table between City and Dubbo Rhinos as the Pride Park products are well and truly on their way to a grand-final berth.
It's always dangerous to give a squad this sort of praise before the post-season kicks off, but Watson knows how good this side can be.
"This is the first week where we've nearly been at full strength," he said.
"Barring a 10-man injury toll, we really should be winning the grand-final. We're definitely heading in the right direction."
Their most recent scoreline wasn't overly flattering, largely due to a heavy track at Pride Park and some costly handling errors.
"It definitely wasn't our best performance," he said.
"I think we played pretty well. We started strong but then we fell into a bit of a hole. The second-half was a bit scratchy."
Roos' coach Paul Hausia had a similar opinion of his side's performance, citing errors as the biggest cause for concern.
"We created opportunities but we just couldn't finish," he said.
"They were just silly mistakes. We need to apply a bit more attention to detail. This is a team full of potential with some good kids, we just to stop making those silly decisions."
City's side is stacked top to bottom, but Hausia thinks the speedsters hold the key to their success.
"It's their backs, they're good," he said.
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