CASEY coach Brett Lovett says his side's record in the clinches this season could give it a significant advantage in pushing deep into September.
The Scorpions took the minor premiership on Saturday by defeating Sandringham 12.14 (86) to 10.7 (67) in blustery conditions at Casey Fields.
Remarkably, they finished on top despite their percentage of 105.76.
It reflected their ability to win every close match and Lovett said it would be a good quality come the finals.
On Sunday the Scorpions host Werribee in a qualifying final.
"I'm sure the guys feel very confident coming in that we can take on really any side," Lovett said post-match.