NICK Sheehan knows what his side is capable of when the pressure is turned up and he will be hoping for more of the same against an opponent it hasn't played since Good Friday.
Old Collegians' thumping 18.10 (118) to 6.9 (45) victory over Panmure ensured its season continued for another week and booked a first semi-final date with Merrivale.
It will be the second time the two teams face each other this season with the first, which the Warriors won by 39 points, occurring back in April.
Sheehan said his side had "clicked" in the past four weeks and was ready for the task of facing a Tigers' outfit, which has vastly improved since their Easter encounter.
"We know within the group what we can do and when we play the way we want to play it does work," he said.
"We will pick the team we think is right to beat Merrivale and that might mean someone misses out but that just goes to show the strength and the depth we have got.
"They (Merrivale) are coached really well by 'Browny' (Matt Brown) and Jason Rowan and I watched them (in the qualifying final) and they moved the ball pretty well and they have improved pretty much every game.
"They knocked off Nirranda pretty easy and they had us on toast the last time we played them and we got back in there. We know the areas where we think we can get them and hopefully we can do that."
The Warriors' first-year playing coach hoped his side could continue where it left off after the commanding victory over the Bulldogs.
"It was a really even contribution by everyone that was the biggest thing," he said.
"We didn't have any passengers, we had 22 blokes who played four quarters of footy and you would have your five, six or seven good players but it's what you get from the whole group that adds to your depth.
"They come in and play the role we need them to do and it just works so well. If one bloke is down the next one steps up and it's really even across the board."
Sheehan praised the efforts of midfielder Colby Rix, who was named best on ground for his six-goal haul, and two fellow onballers in the 73-point win.
"Colby was dominant in the middle and got his hands on the ball along with Eli Barker and Matty Lynch they really set us up in there and on half-back and they were probably the standouts," he said.
A disappointed Chris Bant said the Bulldogs were eager to taste finals action again next year after breaking a five-year drought from the top-five this season.
"We were outplayed in every area and it's really disappointing but that is finals footy," the first-year playing coach said.
"A fair few blokes in this team probably haven't played much finals footy but they will learn from it and know next time what they have got to bring because if you don't next door will.
"To come from one win it probably is a good stepping stone to hopefully something down the track but it doesn't make today any easier."
Bant, who kicked two final-quarter goals as the Bulldogs fought to gain some respect back, said the Warriors' onballers were pivotal in taking the victory away from his side.
"Around the midfield we got killed, they flicked the ball around really well and their foot skills were unbelievable given the wind," he said.
"Once we got it we just couldn't hit targets and we were pretty much outplayed in every area."
Both coaches confirmed their sides got through the game unscathed.
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