Kolora-Noorat prepares to take on reigning premier Dennington in qualifying final.

UNDERDOGS: Kolora-Noorat midcourter Maddison Hunger gets through opposition when her team took on Saturday's opponent Dennington earlier this season. Picture: Morgan Hancock
UNDERDOGS: Kolora-Noorat midcourter Maddison Hunger gets through opposition when her team took on Saturday's opponent Dennington earlier this season. Picture: Morgan Hancock

ANY finals experience is good experience, but Kolora-Noorat defender Brooke Hoare hopes her team can turn around last year’s elimination final loss in Saturday’s qualifying final.

The Power take on proven finals performer Dennington, which has claimed the past two Warrnambool and District A grade flags, in what should be a scintillating match at Merrivale Recreation Reserve.

“It would’ve been better if we had’ve gone through last year, but it’s good experience and it probably will help us a bit this year,” Hoare said.

“This weekend we play Dennington and I reckon it’ll be really close.”

The teams have met just once this year, with the Dogs emerging four-goal victors, but Hoare – who has played finals in each of the five years she’s been at the club – was confident her team could flip the result.

“Finals are always a different situation – it honestly could go either way,” she said. “I reckon everyone has a different mindset going into finals; it’s make or break.”

The 18-year-old was pleased with how swiftly the new-look Power team had gelled this season.