The Blues will head into the CWAFL preliminary final against Orange Tigers at Mulyan Oval on Saturday looking to book their place in the Grand Final next week.
Cowra will be undaunted by the prospect, having pushed Minor Premiers, the Bathurst Bushrangers, all the way in a nail-biting major semi final loss.
Coach of the Cowra side Chris Day believes his players took a lot from the game.
"We were pretty happy with how we played, even though we came up a little short," he said.
"There were a lot of positives to come out of the game for us and we'll head into the Tigers clash with a lot of confidence."
Orange have not been the predicted force they had promised this year with the Blues recording easy wins during the regular season, but bounced back to their best in a dominant 39-point win over Parkes Panthers last Sunday in their first semi-final win since 2010.
The late inclusions of Tigers representative players Simon Kay and Tom Burge have strengthened the side and the belief according to their player-coach Joashim Mahon.
Day says the Blues will have to be switched on to maintain Cowra's ascendancy.
"Having those better players back gives them an improved structure," he said.
"We will have to be at the top of our game. It will be a tough contest but we have the home ground advantage and we know we can play some good footy. We'll have to tackle well, slow things down and hit our targets to come away with a win."
With the exception of veteran Kim Reid who is still recovering from injury, Cowra will be at full strength.
Action at Mulyan begins at 11am in the under 17s where Young play Orange. In the Reserve Grade fixture Dubbo Demons take on Bathurst.