CORO captain Haydn Pascoe has sounded a warning the end of the Cougars' undefeated streak might just be the best thing that could happen to them this season.
Knocked off their perch last weekend by last season's grand final conquerers, Diggers, Coro has dropped to second on the Peter Davis One-Day Cup table.
But the three-wicket defeat has brought the Cougars back down to earth with a thud which is something that should worry new ladder leader Exies.
The two sides face off tomorrow evening at Exies No.1 and Pascoe vowed his men would no longer take things for granted after last Saturday.
"A loss is a loss but we sort of needed it," he said.
"We were undefeated but it might bring the boys back into line a bit and make them realise it's not just a walk in the park."
Not that losing top spot on the one-day standings bothers Pascoe.
"I personally haven't looked at the table," he said.
"I guess this week is the top-of-the-ladder clash, so to speak.
"The result will show who really deserves to be there."
Coro will make only one change for the Exies game with Fletcher Josling out and Justin Moat promoted from B grade to take his place.
But it is the Cougars pace attack which will have to be on its toes when coming up against one of the best batting sides in Griffith, Pascoe said.
"They bat deep," he said.
"You can't really write any of their batters off.
"You can't say the game is won until it's actually wrapped up especially if they're defending a total."