Agreed - the difference with that step up is that if you let the discipline drop at all, you get punished. What was so good about that Shams side last year was that they gave absolutely nothing away cheaply. Once you accomplish that you give yourself a fighting chance.
It's not over yet, but having to score twice without conceding is going to be tough as they look like they'll make the most of any opportunity to counter. I don't think going hell for leather from the whistle next week is necessarily the answer - getting caught out early would kill it. If we can get to half-time intact and get the Showgies rocking for 45 minutes anything could happen. I'd like to see PMilly unleashed on them for at least a half.