THE Wolumla Tigers have cemented themselves in the Far South Coast Football Association history books.
The club has landed four teams into the grand final, with the under 14s, reserves, ladies and first division men’s all securing a berth in the decider this Sunday.
In the men’s it will be a mammoth task to overcome the Bega Devils.
If anyone has a chance, it is the Tigers.
The two clubs have developed an ongoing rivalry on the field that always provides for an exciting match.
The Devils are speed demons, they dash around the field and blitz up the wings, while Wolumla prefers a more controlled passing game.
It will take a well planned midfield performance from Wolumla to control Bega’s key players like Ross and Simon Jones.
While Tim Hodgkins and Dale Nixon are a threat to Bega’s chances if left free anywhere near the goals.
Following on from their performance this season it would be hard to tip against the Bega Devils in the men’s.
However, I think if Wolumla can’t stop them, they will at least slow them down.
I’d put Bega for a 2-1 win.
The ladies match is shaping up to be the clash of the titans, with minor premiers the Eden Killer Whales, facing up against the Tigresses.
The Killer Whales held a dominant undefeated streak, but were eventually shut down by the Tigresses, then again in the major semi final.
Now Eden is seeking redemption in the rematch, while the Tigresses hunt the elusive premiership after being three-time minor premiers.
The Tigresses had a form slump in the middle of the season, but are back to the top of their game.
Meanwhile, Eden’s confidence is shaken coming off the back of two losses to Wolumla.
Emma Clift will be a strong contender on the wing for Wolumla, while Caitlin Johnson and Amy Cullen will combine through the midfield and keep the Tigresses talking.
Up the front is where both teams are most dangerous, with Wolumla’s Lee Collimore and Kirsty Whitby-McBeath in the striker slots.
And Eden’s Amber Seckold and Shari-Lee Griffin heading up Eden’s attack.
Eden will rely heavily on the powerful boot of Mel Mitchell and the aggressive playstyle of Jaimie Christensen, but Johnson and Cullen have dealt with them before.
The last two contests saw the Tigresses on top, this may well prove the year of the Tiger as the Tigresses could come out on top 3-2.
Merimbula and Wolumla will battle it out in the reserve grade in a tight contest.
Wolumla could see the better of the match, but either way it will be a low-scorer as competition is fierce.