Girls fire for final
TYREPOWER will be out to show they aren't underdogs tonight when the take on Tim Bothams Plumbing in the Empire Hotel women's hockey final at Ramsey Park.
It will be the first senior grand final played on the new synthetic surface since it was installed earlier this year.
Women's hockey co-ordinator and Tyrepower player Amanda Millard said the match was shaping up to be a beauty.
She said Tim Bothams Plumbing went into the final favourites after having the wood on Tyrepower all year.
"They have been the most consistent team all year and finished top of the table," Millard said.
"They deserve to go in as favourites."
She said it had been a strong competition all year, with positions in the final gained after hard fought wins.
Players to watch in the TBP are Latoya Larson and Jess Walker.
Millard said Tyrepower would have to watch their strong attacking raids in the circle.
In defence Bec Stretton, Megan Urwin and Janelle Walker will lead the way for TBP.
"They have solid defence and strong hitting," Millard said.
Even though Tyrepower goes in as underdogs and as last year's wooden spooners Millard said her team was ready for the challenge.
She said Cristelle Jones, Linda Dray along with newcomer Mia Holmes had been in good form up front, while Paige Igglesden and Kylie Nolan have been playing top hockey in defence.
"It should be a great game of hockey," Millard said.
"The final tops off a great year for the women's competition after the veterans women's state championships win."
In the men's final Brad Adams Construction take on Koolewong Par 3.
Brad Adams Construction go into the final as the favourites after destroying Koolewong 6-0 in the semi-final.
Koolewong star player, Neil McKean, said his team was like the Devils and was going for two in a row. "We would have to be favourites going for back to back titles," McKean joked. "It should be a tough game.
"We have our gun back (Nathan Stephens) and if Petrol (Brad Morgan) fires up in the goal we will be laughing.
"It should be a close game, they have beaten us, we have beaten them ... it depends on the night I suppose," he said.