Merrivale has made an emphatic start to its Warrnambool and District league season but has a mountain to climb in next month.
The Tigers face a host of finals-contenders starting with Old Collegians on Good Friday.
Coach Carly Peake, who became A grade coach during the off-season, said she was excited for the Warriors clash.
"We're looking forward to the challenge," she said.
Old Collegians are coming off a ten-goal win against Kolora-Noorat on Saturday.
Peake said she was aware her side had some big tasks ahead.
"We run into a tough patch now," she said.
"These next four weeks will show where we sit."
Merrivale meets Dennington, South Rovers and reigning premier Nirranda after its clash with the Warriors.
The Blues and Dogs played off in last year's grand final while the Lions are a team on the rise.
But the Tigers convincing victories may have worried some of the league's titans.
Merrivale, which finished ninth last season, has started its 2019 campaign with a bang.
It beat Russells Creek 51-29 in the opening round and Panmure 54-33 in round two.
Peake said she was experimenting with her side.
"We're very open to a lot of player movement up until round six," she said
"It's just about giving everybody an opportunity and putting pressure on for spots.
"If there's a girl in the junior team performing, they'll be given an opportunity."
The Tigers mentor has promoted players from A reserve, B grade and 17 and under during the first two rounds.
Layla Wilson, a 17 and under player, made her senior debut against Panmure and will back it up against Old Collegians.
Young gun Tatum Cassidy was also back in the A grade side on Saturday and was among her team's best.
Peake said she had taken a no-frills approach to the opening rounds of the season.
"We're sticking to basic netball at the moment and getting used to each other," she said.
The new coach said the focus was on patient movement and looking after the ball.
"There's definitely still a lot of room for improvement," she said.
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