SEQAFL Division 3 grand final preview

Redcliffe Vs Logan City

In the biggest game of the year, the competition’s two most consistent performers will battle it out at Ted Anderson Oval (Kedron) on Saturday to see who will take home the ultimate prize.

The two sides have played out some intriguing contests this year, with Redcliffe taking the points in the home and away rounds.

Although Logan City scraped into the five in the last home and away game against Coomera and still managed to win their way through to the Grand Final, as they know, all this means nothing unless they can get the job done this weekend, as they have taken the long road to the Grand Final.

Logan City’s  hard fought win against Nambour will be a significant confidence boost as they came from behind to overrun the Blues in the second half.

Nambour went into the main break with a fifteen point advantage, but Logan came out after the main break with all the grit and determination needed to win finals footy.

The big guns all stepped up for the occasion, as Chris Fletcher and Cameron Fitzpatrick kicked four and two goals respectively, and John Kennedy providing the Cobras with plenty of run and also had two goals of his own. Skipper Dan Milligan was inspirational in a characteristically workmanlike display.

Throughout the season it was clear that these two sides would be the most likely to play off for the flag, and the finals series has failed to disappoint.

On Grand Final day it will come down to who has turned up to play and who wants it more.

Very little has separated Redcliffe and Logan City this season so picking a favourite would be close to impossible.

Only two weeks ago Redcliffe travelled to Jubilee Drive and won their spot in the Grand Final, giving them a week’s break and plenty of confidence heading into this one. Ben Strang has had a fine year and will be ready to go on the big day, as will the Logan City strike force fronted by Dan Milligan and Chris Fletcher.

For Redcliffe, it will be Captain Brett Somers playing a leading role in this weekend’s result. He has been the standout performer all year and the Tigers will want another big one from him this week.

Andrew Kouvarous will also have to be influential at centre half back and around the ground, as will Josh Bond and forward James Niven.

The Last Five Weeks:

Redcliffe – WWLLW

Logan City – WWWWW

Head-to-Head This Year:

Round Three

Redcliffe 14.15-99 def Logan City 9.11.65

Round Seventeen

Redcliffe 7.10-52 def Logan City 6.6.42

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