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“We’ve done ex­tra Wed­nes­day train­ing ses­sions lead­ing up to the fi­nals to get our­selves cherry ripe,” he said.

“It goes a long way to­wards win­ning games of footy at the end of the year.

“I think our fire­power up for­ward is re­ally piv­otal and we train specif­i­cally for goal-kick­ing – that’s a fairly big element to win­ning games of footy.

“We’ve been re­warded for it, be­cause our ac­cu­racy has been not too bad this year.”

Pekin said an in­tense de­sire to win con­sec­u­tive flags for the first time in the dis­trict league was the driv­ing force be­hind ev­ery­thing. “Back to back pre­mier­ships is a re­ally big goal,” he said. “Dou­glas-har­row-miga Lake won a flag 40 years ago and then there was the 1999 flag, so there is a lit­tle bit of ex­tra in­cen­tive to keep those re­unions go­ing.

“You get to cel­e­brate a beer with the club 10 years down the track with those re­unions, so it’s some­thing that is a bit spe­cial.

“One of my goals this year is for us to win pre­mier­ships in the se­niors, re­serves and un­der-17s.”

Pekin said the team had adopted a fi­nals mind­set be­fore its round 15 clash with sec­ond-placed Eden­hope-ap­s­ley a month ago and was deter­mined to keep bet­ter­ing it­self.

“We iden­ti­fied Eden­hope-ap­s­ley as be­ing one of the big­gest games for the year, so we’ve had that pen­cilled in for a while and our fi­nals cam­paign started then,” he said.

“We look to keep im­prov­ing on the small things, the one per­centers, go­ing for­ward.

“Our mind­set has al­ways been that we want to achieve the ul­ti­mate suc­cess at the end of the year.

“The men­tal­ity within the group has been re­ally good and if we can just keep fine tun­ing those lit­tle things, I’m sure we can do it.”

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