Werrimull captain Jemma Johnson and Cardross captain Taleah Dolic ahead of tomorrow’s Sunraysia Women’s Football League grand final. Photo: PAUL MENSCH
CARDROSS are likely to be backed by the neutral supporters in tomorrow’s Sunraysia Women’s Football League (SWFL) grand final.
The Lions come up against Werrimull in the third edition of the SWFL decider, with the Pies having already won the first two premierships.
The Lady Lions went down to the Magpies in the qualifying final two weeks ago by just five points.
They had to come up against Bambill in the preliminary final last week and defeated the Saints by 25 points to book their first grand final appearance.
“It’s still sinking in, it’s almost like a dream come true,” Cardross captain Taleah Dolic, PICTURED right, said.
“So many people have been at the club for a long time and haven’t experienced a grand final, and here we are in our third season into a grand final.
“We definitely think we’re good enough to win. We’ve got Hannah Austin back from injury last week and she is a handy addition. I rate her as one of the best midfielders in the competition although she’s probably underrated.”
Werrimull captain Jemma Johnson, PICTURED left, believed her side has learned some lessons from their losses and draw this season.
After losing a few of their core players to the VFLW, Jemma said it took some time for the new look group to gel.
“In the last couple of weeks we’ve really started to find our feet,” she said. “Even looking at the losses we’ve had this season, we’ve really taken them as a learning curve.”
“It has been a closer season. Looking at leading goal-kickers, the totals are probably 20 or so less than last year because it has been so much harder to score.
“We’re hoping the week off can work for us.”
The 2018 SWFL grand final between Werrimull and Cardross kicks off at 12.30pm tomorrow at Lake Cullulleraine.