POISED TO STRIKE: Curtis Allen will provide some strike power for United against Warwick in this weekend's grand final.
POISED TO STRIKE: Curtis Allen will provide some strike power for United against Warwick in this weekend's grand final. Ella Archibald-Binge

Grand final to be a nail-biting clash

STANTHORPE United will need every player to step up if they hope to keep the Wolves at bay in what promises to be a nail-biting A-grade grand final this Saturday.

A crucial goal in extra time got the Redbacks over the line in the semi-final encounter between the two teams.

Coach Steve McEvoy predicts the weekend's match will be just as tough.

"We've got a few injuries, obviously, but that's no excuse - everyone goes through that period," he said.

"We'll put the strongest team we can on the park and give it a good shot."

Injured United players Ernesto Hernandez, Damon Allen, Alex Bell and Josh Crestani will be watching anxiously from the sidelines as their team takes the field against a classy Warwick side.

"We've got five or six backing up from the colts' game," McEvoy said.

"We know it's going to be a hot day, so it's going to be tough for them to play two games in those conditions."

The senior colts won't be expecting an easy match either, coming up against a strong City side who have bested the black-and-red on the last two occasions.

"It's going to be a very tough game for us to win.

"We'll give it our best, see what we can do, and just enjoy the experience," McEvoy said.

In the women's game, the Redbacks are hoping to steal Tenterfield's Thunder after a series of close matches between the two teams throughout the season.

United's formidable front line will keep the opposition defence busy, while Tenterfield will be hoping to dominate the middle of the park through key players Amy Condrick and Angela Potter.

The junior colts will see the undefeated Inter take on Ballandean. Inter has been strong all season, but players will need to be on their toes if Ballandean can carry over the momentum from previous weeks.

DETAILS

 

Games will kick off at Inter Club from 11am this Saturday. Presentations will follow the final match.

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