WestLondon Sharks do not like doing things the easy way, coach Louise Latter joked after Saturday's 32-30 win over Valley Cougars.
Only last week they needed a last-minute try and conve rsion to win their Rugby League
Conference South Premier play-offs final against South London Storm.
That put them into the Premier Conference semi-final against Welsh outfit Cougars, where they survived a late onslaught to win by just two points.
Latter said: "It was nail-biting stuff,but we could have made it easier on ourselves. "We out-scored them eight tries to six, but we missed all our conversions, which was 16 points thrown away."
Ben Moriarty,Tony Williams and man-of-the-match Terrence Puna all bagged two tries each for Osterley-based Sharks, while Craig Kruger and Steve Burkhill notched one each, too.
All of which put Sharks through to only their second-ever Premier Conference Final, where they will bid to become the country's best 'non-league' team.
They will take on Nottingham Outlaws at Derby on Sunday week, hoping to go one better than on their previous appearance at this stage, when they lost to Widnes Saints four years ago. The game kicks off at 4.30pm, but before that West London Sharks Ladies will take on Coventry Bears Ladies in the Ladies Final at 3.15pm.