The Bega Devils are no strangers to finals football and will be looking for the result once more when they take on the Wolumla Tigers on Sunday.
The FSC Football Association grand final will see the top two teams battle it once more for the title and the Bega Devils have offered up a bit of insight to their roster ahead of the showdown.
1 Keeper Harrison Baker
Harrison will be out to replicate his form from last year’s final where he made a string of stunning saves to get Bega the 2017 title.
3 Toby Willington
Rejoining the Bega club this year, Willington has been a standout with his quality defensive abilities at mid centre-back. Unfortunately Willington will miss the match due to a suspension, which Devils officials say is a big loss for the team.
4 Clancy Morrison
The ever-reliable Clancy is a hard-working midfielder that just runs and works his heart out each week. The club said a good game from Clancy would go a long way towards cementing the Devils another premiership.
5 Adam Blacka
The ever-green Blacka will take the unfamiliar role of centre back to cover Willington in the grand final. However, he knows the game inside and out so will add some valuable size and experience to the Bega back lines.
6 Jorden Stafford
The Bega playing-coach is still regarded as one of the competition’s best players and for good reason – He will be key to both attack and defence on Sunday and fans should expect a big match from him.
7 Ron Jones
The multiple-tme best and fairest winner, Ron has rediscovered some goal-scoring form to become one of Bega’s strongest forwards. He leveled the odds twice in Bega’s win over Pambula and will play a pivotal role in the Devils’ attacking game. This will be his 10th first grade final.
8 James Langworthy
The best new recruit in the competition this season, James has proven very reliable down the back and possesses a great dribbling game with exceptional footwork. A great back line player who helps turn away the attack and gets the midfield on the counter-attack.
9 Blake Whitford
The Devils said this has been Blake’s best season in the top grade where he has improved his all-round game and has become and integral member of the Bega line-up. He’ll run on in the midfield to showcase his speed and versatility.
10 Chris Dwyer
The midfielder scored the final winner last season and has kept in touch with the competition’s leading goal-scorers with a bag of 14 goals to his name. The club said it’s an impressive figure for a midfielder and that Dwyer brings loads of big-game experience to the table. He should feature heavily in what he said might be his last match with the Devils.
11 Phil Chapman
The Bega captain has been a standout each and every week team-mates said. Chapman is a calm and natural on-field leader heading up the backline. The club said he has an exceptional upbeat and positive manner that keeps the team calm and on-task. The team’s rock in defence at centre-back.
12 Toby Hart
Toby is another player who has built and improved with each passing week. He has put his name on the back left role and will be crucial in shutting down a lot of Wolumla’s attacking runs this weekend.
13 Sam Finlay
Sam is a promising young player who has suffered a few unfortunate injuries throughout the season. He is more than capable of scoring goals and will be injected into the midfield to add impact for the Devils when they need it.
14 Dillon Douch
Dillon is the leading goal scorer with 15 to his name and he has been a standout for the Devils all season. The club said his pace and strength was unmatched , which made him invaluable on the attack and a devastating striker.
15 Blake Mitchell
Blake is a youngster who linked up with the Devils this season and slotted in immediately. Blake is a versatile player and he’ll be rotating through the backline, while officials said they know he will play his guts out.
17 Finlay Geoghegan
Finlay is a star all around. He will lead his under 16s side in the morning on Sunday and then be looking for a first grade title in the headline draw. He has skill and speed to burn, which can see him beat some of the association’s best one-on-one. The Devils might be looking for the early advantage by throwing Finlay in the middle.