Undefeated record goes on the line UNDER-14s
ONE of the most impressive undefeated records from across all divisions in the Clarence Valley will be put to the test at 11.35am.
Westlawn Tigers Under-14s have had an exceptional season including a for and against of 105 to 12.
Westlawn qualified for the grand final with a 7-0 defeat of Maclean Bobcats.
"They're a good bunch of kids and they've done really well," coach Balla Traore said. "It will be a tough game against Maclean. Last time they held us until the last quarter of the game. It's a final so anything can happen."
After surviving an absorbing 5-3 encounter with Majos Warriors last week, Maclean has the ominous task of trying to knock off the big guns in the decider.
Coach Grant Neilson was able to see the lighter side of things ahead of the improbable task.
"They beat us 7-0 in the major semi, which was all part of my master plan," he joked. "We tanked that game to get their hopes up."
On a serious note, Neilson praised his team and said their efforts were deserved of reaching the grand final.
"They're an absolute joy to work with," he said. "The difficult thing is we have had 16 players all season which means five on the bench most weekends.
"They've improved out of sight. For most it's their first time in the grand final so it's a real buzz for them.
"Westlawn is going to be very hard for us to beat but we're going to go down swinging."
Majos Warriors left their best form for the end of the season and after defeating South Services Gunners 1-0 in the minor semi-final were unlucky not to go one better in the high scoring preliminary final.
Travis Hamilton scored both Majos goals and some brilliant goalkeeping from Charlie Moar kept scores locked 2-all at full time.
However, in extra time fitness and extra subs saw Maclean score three quick goals before Majos replied with one right at the death.