The RSL Colt's roller coaster year looks to be levelling out on a high note, with the at times struggling side now in with an even chance at winning the minor premiership following a red hot run of form.
The Colts take on the ladder-leading CYMS Cougars this weekend in what will be the start of the last round before finals.
Captain Marty Jeffrey and his surging roster will have a bit of breathing room playing from the second spot on the ladder.
"We were in a similar position last year, but I think it's really turned completely around, this season we're coming in with a bit of momentum and despite the ups and downs, the same core group has stuck together," Jeffrey said.
"It's important we experience those lows, it's only made us more resilient as a team and the feel around the group is really, really good at the moment, addressing those moments where we have bad performances is something I've really wanted to work on and everyone's jumped on board, which is good."
Jeffrey's side were boosted last time out with a double points victory thanks to the batting talents of Brad Cox, but it was Ben Taylor's bowling that sealed the win over Macquarie after taking five wickets for 27 runs.
"I think his performances lately are a real credit to the type of bloke and player he is," Jeffrey said.
"Last time out it was his day and there's no reason why he can't have two more big days before the season ends."
Taylor, who has had a lengthy playing career with both Rugby and RSL Colts, only returned to the competition this year after the Christmas break and has already turned in performances befitting the high regard the all-rounder is held in.
"The biggest thing he's brought is his leadership, he's that type of guy where the blokes know how much it means to him and he's brought back some of that competitive edge in us, everyone knows he won't walk off that field without giving it his all," Jeffrey said.
"He's a great role model for our younger guys, he always plays hard and you always end up looking to players like that to stand up in these big games."
For Jeffrey and the Colts, this weekend's match-up has the feel of a semi-final already, something they'd know all too well after taking out CYMS to book their place in the decider last year.
"They're a side that's just got better and better over the last few years, they're really young and they came at us really hard in the semi last year," Jeffrey said.
"They've got their key players ready and as they always do, they'll come out hard, I think we're all set for a big game on the weekend."
The RSL Colts will meet the CYMS Cougars on Lady Cutler's number two oval at 1pm.