The Coutas will put last weekend's shock 100 point loss to reigning premiers Geelong Amateurs behind them to focus on this weekend's last home and away clash with Ocean Grove.
The team is holding down second spot - three games clear of third placed Anglesea.
“The year’s probably gone a lot better than we thought,” said Casey, who co-coaches the team with good-friend Andrew Hodgson. “We did think if we could get everybody on the park then we’d be very competitive but we’ve been able to string a lot of good wins together.
“We had a bit of a lull a month or so ago when we dropped that game against Modewarre but everybody has responded pretty well.
“I think we’re a huge chance – the way that we play, the way that we run, our ball movement is as good as anyone’s in the league, I think we can really take it [the premiership].”
Quenscliff’s chances were dealt a blow with leading ball-getter Jayden Durran suffering a broken jaw in last month's clash with Drysdale. Spearhead Daniel “Frenchy” DeGois limped from the field in the same game.
“Frenchy is a little bit sore, his calf is a bit sore, we’ve just got to see how he goes getting through training. Our main aim is to get everyone fit before finals,” Casey said.
“We’ve probably got a handful of guys that have played four, five or six games in the seniors that are playing in the reserves at the moment, so that’s really good for our depth.”
Queenscliff v Ocean Grove - Saturday August 6.
Finals - Sat/Sun August 13/14. Venues tbc