Sunbury swoops, peaked at the perfect time for final
FLYING: Good things come in threes, and a premiership awaits Sunbury's Fraser Coast League Division 1 ladies team if that adage stays true tonight.
Sunbury was beaten in all four regular season games against United Warriors, but won 1-0 in the elimination semi final two weeks ago.
They hadn't beaten Bayside Strikers in four regular season games either, but won 1-0 when it mattered most - in last week's preliminary final.
They face Tinana in the grand final, another team they haven't beaten in four games, and coach Dave Chapman is confident the team has the ability to deliver a decisive goal.
"We were mid-table all season - we deserved to be there - but I always believed the girls had the potential,” he said.
"Injuries and work made things a bit harder, but we've been playing some really good football at this time of year.
"We've got the goals in us, the last two games have been close but we've managed to find the goal. The pressure is all on Tinana - they were the best team all year, they've had the week off and are refreshed.”
Riley Grambower finished the regular season as the side's top goal-scorer with 14.
Sunbury won seven of 20 games, and scored 32 goals.
Chapman said the team had trained well on Tuesday night, and would be confident when the first whistle sounds to start the grand final.
"Our most consistent players have probably been Alannah Sauer and Shanae Cronk, but they've all worked hard together,” Chapman said.
The game starts at 8.15pm.