This Sunday Sherwood Under 17s Division 1 team face off against Morningside for the 2015 Premiership on Sunday at Coorparoo starting at 2:45pm.
It's a massive day for both clubs as the same two clubs face off in the QAFL First Semi Final at Yeronga at the same time, causing an unfortunate (yet avoidable) scheduling clash.
The Sherwood side have been the pacesetters all year, and go into the game as deserving favourites after an undefeated season. That title has been earned throughout the regular season in which they have faced many challenges and on each occasion worked their way to victory, however as we all know, every final is a two horse race and both teamswill go into the game expecting victory. History is full of teams who have come into the GF unbeaten only to getrolled on the big day. Morningside showed last week that they will keep working for four quarters and any lapse in intensity will be punished, and recent results show that the teams are evenly matches at the Magpie defeated Mt Gravatt in extra time after a heart stopping draw just two weeks ago, while the Panthers accounted for Mt Gravatt by a single point last week.
The Panthers have a very strong and skilful midfield including two of the top three place getters in the League Best & Fairest Count.
The Magpies midfield led by co Captain Lachie Dennis and the brilliant Rory & Billy Johnson are no slouches themselves and that battle will be crucial in the end result . The Magpies forward line led by co-captain and runner up in the league B&F Jake Farrell and the mercurial Chae Lawson & Charlie Pershouse will be hard to stop if the Magpie midfield get on top. The likely inclusion of Will Fletcher, Samuel Blackberry and Blake Edwards to the backline see's the young Pies field the strongest line up they've had all year.
Now it's a matter of bringing the honest four quarter effort and commitment to the 'TEAM FIRST' mantra and the required intensity levels. If they can do that, they have every chance to bring the cup back to a Chelmer this Sunday night. Morningside have a large and vocal supporter base as we saw last week, so anyone keen to come and support the boys title shot is very welcome. Good luck Maggies !!!