Kolora-Noorat coach Ben Walsh is anticipating a massive game against Merrivale in Warrnambool and District league round two.
"I think they'll come out firing, I think they're going to be one of the sides to beat and have recruited really strongly," he said.
"And we're really keen to see where we're at."
The Tigers, which smashed Old Collegians in a Good Friday round one encounter, will enter the clash fresh having had a break over the weekend.
It shapes up as the match of the round given the Tigers and Power were top teams in 2019 and have recruited well.
Walsh said his troops got through their round one match against Allansford unscathed.
As the playing-coach said, his group "was under the pump" against the gallant Cats before taking a 9.20 (74) to 5.7 (37) victory at Allansford on Saturday.
It was a arm-wrestle in the first half before the Power found their groove.
"The second half we were really happy with, we got the game on our terms," Walsh said.
He felt the Power set up better in the forward-line and behind the ball.
The 2019 premiership coach admitted he got a bit jumpy in the first half in terms of rotations through the midfield and back-line.
He said he was probably a bit nervous given he had so long to think about how they would line-up given no footy in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"We simplified it more and let blokes settle a little in their role," Walsh of how the Power solved that problem.
Teenager Ryley Hutchins impressed with his two goals on debut.
"Ryley certainly got himself into some dangerous spots," Walsh said.
Recruits Joel Moloney and Jacob Mahony were among the Power's best. Moloney kicked a major.
Robbie Hare, who botted a goal, was Allansford's best.
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