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14 Years Grand Final Preview
Football Mid North Coast v South Wallsend JSC
This season: Played 3 times. They drew 2-2, FMNC won 4-1 and South Wallsend won 2-1
These two sides finished the season in the top two spots. Mid North Coast have had an incredible season. The minor premiers scored 89 goals in the season proper for by far the best-attacking record and conceded just 11 goals in 18 outings. They progressed to the Grand Final after beating Warners Bay 3-2 across two legs in the semi-final. South Wallsend beat Adamstown 2-0 in their semi-final.
16 Years Grand Final Preview
Adamstown Rosebud JFC v Football Mid North Coast
This season: Played 3 times. Adamstown won 1-0, Adamstown won 1-0 and they drew 1-1.
They have been the form teams of the season and deserve to be in this decider. Rosebud lost just one match on the way to finishing top of the table, 12 points clear of second-placed Mid North Coast. Adamstown beat Thornton 5-0 across the two-legged semi-final. Mid North Coast won their semi-final tie with Warners Bay 2-1.
18 Years Grand Final Preview
Thornton Redbacks FC v Warners Bay FC
This season: Played three times. They drew 0-0, Thornton won 2-1 and Thornton won 3-0.
Warners Bay finished fourth and Thornton third but they overcame the top two sides to meet in this Grand Final. Warners Bay were convincing in the semi-finals, beating minor premiers Wallsend 2-0 and 3-1 for an aggregate 5-1 win. The Redbacks and South Wallsend both recorded 1-0 wins over their two legs however Thornton went through from securing a 4-2 win on penalties.