Some teams are built for September.
Koroit is one of them - just as North Warrnambool Eagles coach Dot Jenkins.
Jenkins’ side was dismantled in the Hampden league qualifying final on Saturday, going down 60-39 at Cobden Recreation Reserve.
“Come finals, Koroit are an experienced side who play old, slow experienced netball and it works,” she said.
Jenkins conceded the Eagles would need to tweak their line-up ahead of their first semi-final at Mortlake on Sunday.
“I have to look at a lot of things. I thought everything went right for them today but our girls have to grow from that,” she said.
Defending premier Koroit feels its form echoes Jenkins’ sentiments.
The Saints, who will play Cobden in the second semi-final at Portland on Saturday, built on their strong end-of-season form.
They were four goals up at quarter-time and 11 at the half. They scooted away after the main break.
Koroit co-coach Jess O’Connor put that down to the Saints’ dynamic goal duo Nell Mitchell (45 goals) and Rachel Dobson (15).
O’Connor said Dobson was a clever netballer who had boosted the Saints since her late-season inclusion.
“Rachel has been playing seniors since she was 14 so she’s a very smart player,” she said.
“A lot of teams double team Nell but with Rach there to they have to man her as well because she’s pretty dangerous.
“We’re lucky to have two attacking threats.”