A CLOSE grand final is on the cards when Swifts and Taylors Lake face off in the first match of grand final day.
Swifts finished atop the under 14 ladder, losing just two games in the home and away season. One of those was to the Lakers.
However the Swifts beat Taylors Lake the other two times they played, including in nailbiting semi-final two weeks ago.
Swifts coach Damon Folkes said his charges were excited.
“It is the first grand final for a fair few of them so it will be a pretty special day one way or another,” he said.
“They will be a hard team to beat – I don’t expect it to be an easy game.
“We were a bit lucky to get over the line last time so we will have to work hard to get another win on Saturday.”
This year is the second consecutive year the Baggies have had a junior side in a football grand final, with their under 17s winning a premiership last season
“It is great for the club,” Folkes said.
“It shows we are doing the right things with our junior program.”
Taylors Lake coach Adam Hall said his team could not be any healthier or fitter, and were primed for the clash.
“We've timed our run perfectly. The team is feeling quite pumped,” he said.
“As a team we’re playing really well.
“The key match-ups will be in the middle. If we get first hands on the football, that will go a long way to us being successful on the day.”