Womens Wide Bay League preliminary final - United Warriors (yellow) v United Park Eagles. (L) Lili Smith (Eagles) and Olivia Whatman (Warriors).
Womens Wide Bay League preliminary final - United Warriors (yellow) v United Park Eagles. (L) Lili Smith (Eagles) and Olivia Whatman (Warriors). Alistair Brightman

Warriors remain grounded ahead of grand final

UNITED Warriors will have a second shot at the women's Wide Bay League premiership in two years tomorrow evening.

The Hervey Bay club needed extra time to beat United Park Eagles in last week's preliminary final.

The prize is a battle with undefeated defending premiers Bingera at Martens Oval, Bundaberg.

While Warriors' spectators are expected to be vastly outnumbered by the Stripeys' spectators, whose team qualified for both the men's and women's deciders, United coach Paul Crilly said his side had their sights set on the cup.

"We're feeling positive, we're feeling pretty good about out chances,” he said.

"Bingera have been undefeated this year. We'll head out there and compete, and it's our job to work out if they have any weaknesses on Saturday evening.”

Crilly said his side would be ready to play come the first whistle. He said the team would train as they had all year and ensure they were prepared.

"My motto is to do what you always do,” Crilly said.

"We have a fairly young side. A few of the girls are still on a high from last week but I'm sure they'll be ready by tomorrow. It's the grand final, but it's also the end of a long season - one way or the other.”

Crilly said his side would not be intimidated by Bingera's imposing record, which stands at 20 wins and one draw for the year.

"It just comes down to people stepping up, and taking chances - that's finals football,” Crilly said.

"Our goal was always to be there at the end.”



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