Two games, two wins and time to call on one of the oldest footy cliches of them all.
"We're taking it a week at a time," is not really Maitland Magpies coach Mick Bolch's style but he came awfully close in rallying the troops and supporters in preparation for Sunday's crucial clash against Adamstown.
"We still need to win one of our last two games to secure semis and both of our last two to win the premiership," Bolch said this week.
"We've resisted talking about premierships because anything can happen in the last five or six weeks."
Fortunately for the Magpies, while results in the past three weeks have thrown the composition of the top four into disarray, Maitland has been one of the beneficiaries along with Charlestown and Lambton who are now in finals contention.
"It's the closest and most exciting competition it has been for years," Bolch said.
"Charlestown lead the competition in results over the past few weeks, they've won five of five. Us and Lambton have four wins and a draw.
"People weren't talking about Lambton or Charlestown in terms of finals four weeks ago."
Bolch said the Magpies' squad was nearing full strength and there would be selection headaches over the coming weeks.
"We should be back to full strength bar Ralphy (Ryan Broadley) and he messaged (on Wednesday) that he was coming for a light run to see how his knee goes," Bolch said.
"We're in a lot better shape than we were this time last year going into the finals.
"Hopefully three points this weekend secures our semi spot and then we can concentrate on the Jets for the last game of the season and hopefully the premiership.
"There is a resilience about the group this year. There's plenty of experience to go with our young players like Pratty (Sean Pratt), Zach Thomas, Jimmy Thompson and Tommy Davies who are still kids under 22.
"The older heads like Trotty (Matt Trott), Carl (Thornton), Matt Thompson and the Swan boys (Andrew and Matt) keep it under check."