Albion Park are confident they can spring an upset in Sunday's grand final against University after booking their place in the decider with a convincing 4-1 semi-final victory over Wests.
It will be the sixth consecutive year the two sides have contested the grand final, with Uni having won all five of the previous deciders.
Blake Govers scored two goals in the semi win and Jack Hayes and Jason Kast also got on the scoresheet. Eliot Ashby scored Wests' lone goal.
"We got away to a nice start that made it easier to get through," skipper Steve Mayo said.
"We came out of the blocks pretty well and set the game up early on and were able to stick with it."
Mayo said the form of Govers was encouraging going into the match.
"He's on target which is good and we need him on target this week as well."
The Park inflicted Uni's only defeat so far this season with a 6-2 win in the second last round of the regular season, but the Students atoned with a 2-0 victory in the major semi-final two weeks ago.
Despite being held to zero in the major semi, Mayo is confident the Park can halt Uni's incredible run with a breakthrough victory.
"We've got plenty of quality players. I thought we played well enough to challenge them in the semi but we just didn't quite get over the line. We're confident we can beat them but its's a matter of putting it together on the day.
"They've won the last five but traditionally each game has come down to extra time or it's been quite a close match."
The tag of favouritism sits well with University, but the Students are wary of the side that has troubled them during the season.
"We're confident, but with them beating us in the last-round game it gives us a bit of nerves heading into it," Uni's Heath Ogilvie said.
The Students would look to repeat the strong defensive performance that kept the Park scoreless in the major semi-final, he said.
"We kept them to nil and we stuck to a game plan that really worked," he said.
"Throughout the year when we lost we had a couple of players out so I think having everybody fresh will make a big difference like it did in the major semi.
"We'll be trying to minimise the impact of their main players - Bede Gillard and Blake Govers upfront and from corners and Steve Mayo and Jack Hayes in the midfield. It's going to be a very good game."
In the combined women's league, Albion Park finished a near-perfect season with a 4-2 win over University at Croome Road.
Keeleigh McCauley scored a double, with Natalie White Muik and Karen Seaman also notching goals.
Figtree will play University in the Illawarra Women's League grand final after a narrow 2-1 victory over Avondale on Saturday.
Sharon Flood and Terrina Hartley scored for Figtree in the opening half for a 2-0 lead but Avondale's Lauren Peace made a game of it with a goal moments before half-time. A scoreless second half got Figtree to the grand final against University this weekend.
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