Four A-grade teams are gearing up for a chance of glory in this weekend’s grand finals.
Serpents and B52’s women will go head to head for the first game this Saturday at 2.45pm.
B52’s captain Janeen Mulligan, who partners with Nikki Pead in both captaining and coaching, said she expected a close match.
“It’s probably going to be a pretty even game,” she said.
“The last couple of times we’ve played serpents we’ve gone in to double overtime.
“I think we’re all pretty keen to win. We’re the runner-up queens and we haven’t won for a very long time, but we’ve got so much depth and knowledge so we’re just going to have to play the best we can.”
Serpents are hoping to make it five consecutive grand final wins.
“We will play it like it’s an ordinary game, but definitely this is the business end of the season,” captain Juli Coffin said.
“It’s been a really good year, all the women have been really competitive and when we’ve played B52’s they have beaten us a few times and we’ve beaten them a few times. We’ve got some great young players as well as our older ones so it’s looking pretty good.”
The men’s clashes will kick off on Saturday with B52’s going toe to toe with Demons at 4pm.
B52’s coach Corey Smith said he was confident his team would claim victory after an undefeated season.
“I think we should come up with a win. We’ve been training hard so I think we’ll get there,” he said.
“We haven’t lost a game all season and no one’s come between four or five goals of us and we like to keep it to that margin.
“I think it’s going to be hard game, but we’ve got a lot more experience on our side and I definitely think we’re the better-looking team as well.”
Demons captain Zacc Cross said his team was training hard in the lead up to this weekend and thought they were in with a strong chance.
“We’ve got a shot at winning,” he said.
“Our season overall hasn’t been too flash but I think we’ve been playing all right and getting better.
“It’ll be a bit of a challenge since the B52’s are undefeated but hopefully we’ve got a chance at winning.“For now we’ll just be training as we normally do and just hope to get heaps of people down here and behind us on the day.”
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