WARRNAMBOOL coach Matt O'Brien is confident the Blues can manage a six-day break and build on their thrilling overtime first semi-final victory.
O'Brien said it was important to recognise the Blues' heroics against Port Fairy while also turning attention to Saturday's Hampden league preliminary final against North Warrnambool Eagles.
The Blues had a recovery session at the beach on Monday night and will have a light training session and team meeting on Tuesday.
O'Brien said the situation was a balancing act for the Blues who wanted to celebrate their come-from-behind performance at a muddy Leura Oval without forgetting the task at hand.
"You want to enjoy the moment, you don't want to suck the life out of it or make the players grumpy," he said.
"It was important to get together and debrief because it was so exciting but we don't want to carry on too much into Tuesday because we're still a day behind (the Eagles in our preparation)."
O'Brien said the one-point win justified the Blues' belief which he hopes will carry into the preliminary final against a team which has had their measure twice in 2019.
"We have had that belief all along, it (winning the first semi-final) just confirms that," he said.
"My son said to me 'were you worried?' and I said 'no'.
"Never at any stage did I think 'this is going badly for us', even when we didn't score in the first overtime period.
"Every break I could see it in the players' eyes they were really switched on."
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