THE high-flying Muswellbrook under-14 women's tackle side is one win away from achieving the perfect season.
The Al Baker-coached outfit maintained its unbeaten record in the CRL Central Hunter competition at the weekend - and advanced to the 2019 grand final following its 30-10 victory over Raymond Terrace at Olympic Park.
The Ramettes will face either Saturday's rivals again or West Newcastle in the decider away from home, at St John Oval, on August 24.
It's been a stellar year so far for the talented youngsters who joined forces - for the first time - in 2018.
"The girls deserve to be where they are," Baker said.
"They've really embraced the concept - and worked hard from day one."
Muswellbrook claimed the scalps of Dudley Redhead (54-0), East Maitland (62-0 and 52-10), West Maitland (22-16), Waratah Mayfield (50-8), Cessnock Minor Rugby League (86-0), Raymond Terrace (34-12), Swansea (56-0), Belmont North (29-5), West Newcastle (20-16) and Macquarie United (68-8) to finish on top of the table.
And, during that period, the team racked up 533 points and conceded just 75, proving to be a powerhouse in defence.
The Ramettes' impressive form also allowed them to secure the minor premiership from Raymond Terrace (24), West Maitland (20), West Newcastle (20) and East Maitland (14).
So, beating the Terrace convincingly augurs well for a big showing in less than a fortnight's time.
But, they're not getting ahead of themselves.
"Forget the scoreline, it was a tough game with Raymond Terrace," Baker said.
"We'll need to be at our best again on August 24."
Storm Edwards opened the scoring, and was quickly followed by Jessica Foreman and Isla Johnston to seal a half-time lead of 12-6.
In the second period, Johnston grabbed another try before Elizabeth Ferries dived over under the posts.
Kyah Johnston then added her name to the list.
However, the star of the show was Isla Johnston, who chip-kicked to the line and crossed for her hat-trick.
She converted to wrap up the fixture 30-10.
In the other semi showdown, West Newcastle ended East Maitland's campaign courtesy of a 28-14 triumph.
Meanwhile, Muswellbrook's under-16 league tag and under-13 boys' sides will also play their competition's deciders, at Olympic Park and Scone Park respectively, on August 23 and August 24.
The club's under-14 league tag team faces Merriwa in the preliminary final at Singleton on Friday night, while the under-12 boys meet the Greta Branxton Colts at Greta on Saturday.