Five games; five wins over every team in the competition. It was the dream start for the Bluebirds.
Their first loss came in round 7 at the hands of Yeronga in a two-point thriller. It was at that point the majority of people penciled in this Grand Final clash.
Another two-point loss in round 9, this time to UQ, saw Cooly slip back to second on the ladder; a game behind Yeronga.
That all changed in Round 11, when once again the Bluebirds were able to get over the top of the Devils and take back top spot; a place they have been ever since.
That led to a preliminary final last weekend against fourth placed Zillmere, which they won by 36-points in a convincing display.
Hardly put a foot wrong this year.
Yeronga South Brisbane
All eyes were on Yeronga early in the year, to see if their on field performance lived up to their on field hype. It did.
A round 4 loss to Coolangatta Tweed would be one of only two defeats for the Devils to date, with the other coming against the same opposition in round 11; the last time they met.
They have beaten the Bluebirds the once this year; that was back in round 7 by two-points, so they can do it.
Despite recording a 41-point victory over UQ in round 14, last week’s preliminary final was a lot tighter.
In fact, if it wasn’t for an Emily Bates goal in the dying minutes, their season would be over.
But now they are here and we get to see the two best teams of the season in action in the big one.
By Andrew Wiles