It’s time to get behind the two Engadine Crusaders FC teams still in contention for their respective titles, with one team already into the Grand Final.

Weather permitting, our 18Bs play Marton Hammers at Solander, next to Shark Park, at 2:30pm on Saturday. And our Senior Women E1s take on Kirrawee at Heathcote 4 on Sunday at 10:30am.

18Bs one win from the title

The boys won 13 in a row during the season and finished second behind Marton, which was a top effort for a team in their first year together.

Coach of the 18Bs and Club Secretary Mitchell Pratt says the 18Bs have what it takes to win the title.

“The boys go to three different schools and didn’t have a coach or a manager a week before the season started and have come together well. The Hammers side we’re playing has been together for around five years and beat us twice this year. But if we play as a tight unit and believe in one another, we can definitely win.”

SWE1s expecting a tough qualifying final

Coach of the Senior Women E1s Adam Seckold is expecting a pretty tough match in their qualifying final.

“Of all the teams in the comp, Kirrawee will give us the most problems because they have some young players and they will run hard at us all game.

“We’ve beaten them twice this season, but both games were very physical and their goal keeper was forced off in both games due to injury. But what happened during the season is completely irrelevant. Our girls need to knuckle down and forget they won the minor premiership.

“We’ve had a great year and we’ve got the potential to go all they way. And the girls will do it if they believe in themselves.”

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