All-out attack from Flames' under-14s
DOMINANT: The numbers behind Fraser Flames under-14's phenomenal season could make them the region's most dominant sports team.
The Flames were undefeated in 20 regular season games, scoring 133 goals and conceding just nine on their way to the minor premiership.
A 2-1 win against Sunbury in the semi final two weeks ago has the side, coached by Tony Sprake, refreshed and raring to go ahead of the final.
"We've had a good season, but it's been a team effort,” Sprake said. "They've all done very well, they've excelled in a lot of their games.”
Edward Sprake has scored 30 goals, Joshua Lakin has 23 from his 16 games, and Liam Horton has 20. Orik Mikkelsen's 19 goals and 13 more from Andries Du Plooy makes for a total of 105 - 28 more than the next-best attacking team, Sunbury, managed in its season.
That attacking prowess will be on full display when Flames face KSS Jets Spitfires, a side that finished the regular season third and beat Sunbury 2-1 in last week's preliminary final.
"We will be facing a side who has come along very well. They are a team that lifts every time we play against them,” he said.
"We won't take them lightly.”
While Flames' attack is easy to see, Sprake spoke of Cornel Du Plooy's impact in goals.
"This is his second season in goals and he's going very well, we have a very solid defensive player in his brother Bart, a really active midfield in Orik and Brendan Hirsch, and Liam and Josh up front are very, very good finishers,” Sprake said.
"Declan Lyttle has arguably been our most improved but you couldn't fault anyone.”
Flames beat Spitfires 2-0 when they last played on August 18, but the KSS team has shown strong recent form.
The grand final will kick-off at 12.15pm.