Dennington won't take Allansford for granted, says coach Josie Bolden.
The Dogs, currently third on the WDFNL table have only lost two games for the season, by a combined six goals, while the Cats have managed just the single win from five games.
But none of that matters come Saturday.
"We need to be ready for a tough encounter," Bolden said.
"Our team is yet to play four consistent quarters. So the ideal result would be to implement our game plan, play 15 minutes at a time and hopefully come away with a win."
The 2018 grand finalists will lose Krystal Roads (unavailable) from the side that defeated East Warrnambool Bombers 51-18 last week.
But in her place would come centre/wing Alyssa Johnstone, who hasn't played since she was best on court in Dennington's one-goal loss to Merrivale in round four, in what Bolden described as a 'like-for-like' swap.
"They're very similar in their drive and delivery into the ring, so it's pleasing to have a combination where one can replace the other," Bolden said.
"And the versatility in the side is great, because we can also slot Zoe (Fleming) into goals, Lana (Keane) into defence.
"But fingers-crossed we don't have to make any other changes."
Allansford coach Bridget Foster, who gave birth last year and hoped to take the court in the A Grade competition again later this season, said she was wary of Dennington's experience.
"My girls are young, fit and agile," she said.
"But when it comes to the crunch time they can get a bit panicked and make basic errors.
"We're starting to get a more settled line-up though, which helps them feel more prepared."
The Cats mentor said amid structural changes 15-year-old Charlotte Farley had made the wing defender position her own.
"She's really stood out," Foster said.
"But they've all been impressive. I just want to see us meet our little weekly goals and for them to have a real crack and not be afraid of taking on older opponents each week."
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