GLENMORE Bulls are emerging from the wilderness with an "anything's possible attitude" as they try to cement a grand final berth.
The Bulls, which last made a grand final in 2005, executed an unexpectedly one-sided affair against Panthers in Saturday's AFL Capricornia A-grade first semi-final, beating them 134-33, at Kele Park.
Led by Darcy Payne, who was on the receiving end of some brilliant passes into his forward line and kicked six goals, Glenmore dominated play with their effective and fast run and carry game plan.
"We've been in the wilderness for a little bit...if we've made the finals, we've always been beaten in the semis," Bulls coach Greg Russell said.
"The same goes for the Panthers, it was great to see them make the semis...our past matches this year have been very close, but for whatever reason they didn't turn up on the day. But they are on the improve and I can only see them going forward as I hope our club continues to do," he added.
Glenmore has the luxury of a two-week break until the preliminary final at Stenlake Park, which will be contested against either reigning premiers BITS Saints, or Yeppoon Swans, which meet in this Saturday's major semi-final at Boyne Island.
"Although Yeppoon has defeated Boyne Island twice this year, I think Boyne Island at home will be too strong for Yeppoon...that's my gut feeling. But then again BITS are only on top of the ladder by percentage, on equal points with Yeppoon...we are not taking anything for granted," Russell said.
The coach added if his side was playing the widely supported Yeppoon Swans in two weeks, it would a huge day for the club.
During the next fortnight, the Bulls will be planning and preparing for the preliminary final - while monitoring several player injuries within the squad.
"There's a bit of rehab happening at the club now," Russell said.
On Saturday, BITS Saints play Yeppoon Swans in the second A-grade semi-final, while in Reserve grade, Rockhampton Panthers go up against Gladstone Mudcrabs.
Game times: Under-13 at 8.30am; U15 9.40am;
U17 11am; Res grade 12.30pm; A-grade at 2.30pm; Women at 4.45pm.