Dapto Greyhounds are chasing a third semi-final win and biggest scalp of all when they meet minor premiers Lakeside Eagles in Tuesday's Premier League men's squash grand final at Dapto Squash Centre.
Greyhounds only clinched a semi-final spot with a final round win, but then beat Dapto Bulls in the elimination semi and Collegians in the preliminary final to make the Autumn comp decider.
The victory over Collegians at Lakeside Squash Centre could not have been tighter, with both clubs winning two rubbers and Greyhounds advancing by winning one more game, 9-8, over the four matches.
Collegians' Aaron Graham beat Dane Sephton 3-2 in the battle of the respective No 1s, while Daniel Condie had a decisive 3-0 win over Dubravko Akmacic in the match between the No 2 ranked players.
Greyhounds No 3 Mark Robertson beat Bernard Bauer 3-2, while Collegians Elvir Dozo had a 3-1 win over Stacey Sephton.
But by winning one extra game, Greyhounds claimed a place in the grand final against an Eagles team who were too strong for Collegians in the major semi-final.
The dominant Eagles are seeking a sixth premiership in seven seasons.
Eagles veteran Troy Mountford has been part of all five recent wins but is expecting a tough grand final.
"Greyhounds are all Sydney-based players, so it'll be tough," Mountford said.
"All four matches will be real competitive. Possibly the battle of the respective No 3s; Jonathan Cook for us and Mark Robertson for Greyhounds will be crucial."
The grand final at Dapto Squash Centre is now on Tuesday night to avoid a clash with State of Origin.