Form and experience is key

Sunday’s Illawarra Premier League grand final is a case of experience versus form.

Kemblawarra Fury are the seasoned veterans on the competition’s biggest stage and Albion Park White Eagles have been almost unstoppable throughout the second half of the season.

There is no doubt the Fury’s experience will be key to halting that momentum.

The merged club made three grand finals when known as Dapto-Dandaloo and have added to that tally to start the Kemblawarra era.

Expect guys like veteran defender Alvin Ceccoli and hard-working midfielder Sam Munro to really step up for the big occasion. 

They’ll be determined to complete the competition’s League Championship-grand final double this season after winning the first title late last month.

To do that though, they will have to beat an Albion Park side which have been awesome to say the least since the halfway point.

George Naylor medal contender Shohei Okuno will undoubtedely be the key man for the White Eagles and it would be great to see him in form at WIN Stadium.

Regardless of the result, first year coach Jeff Allport should be extremely proud of what he has achieved this season to get the White Eagles back in the big time.

KEY MAN: Two-time George Naylor Medallist Robbie Shields could play a crucial role in Sunday's Illawarra Premier League grand final. Picture: ROBERT PEET

KEY MAN: Two-time George Naylor Medallist Robbie Shields could play a crucial role in Sunday's Illawarra Premier League grand final. Picture: ROBERT PEET

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