United teams face off for place in grand final
THEY are the Wide Bay League women's teams that are truly united.
Hervey Bay's United Warriors will host Bundaberg's United Park Eagles for a place in next week's grand final.
"I think it's going to be a tight game,” United coach Paul Crilly said.
"We're two tight teams.”
The teams, who finished the season second and third respectively, boast identical head-to-head records.
A look at the results showed they played four times this year, with United and UPE winning two each. The aggregate score is 10-all.
United fell 4-2 to Bingera in last week's major semi- final, but Crilly is confident the girls will bounce back when it mattered.
"I don't think we settled down last week. We were 3-0 down early,” he said.
"Finals football is about taking chances, it's as simple as that.
"The side that wins will be the team that takes advantage of their chances.”
Perth Bradford, Victoria Merrick, and Olivia Whatman are three gun Warriors to watch.
"Victoria is a strong player, and whenever Perth steps up we tend to go all right,” Crilly said.
"Livvy is always a dangerous player, and Taylor Samuels will be back. She's been unavailable for various reasons but she'll be welcomed back.”
Crilly said he had a squad of 16 players to choose from for their most important game of the season.
Kick-off in the Hervey Bay Sports Club is at 5.30pm.
Fraser Coast League grand finals will be played at Maryborough's Federation Field Park today. The under-12 decider starts at 9am, with in the FCL Div 1 Men's final at 5pm.