WINNING DREAMS: The Sawtell Panthers are hopeful of being able to win in the grand finals and clinch the premiership.
WINNING DREAMS: The Sawtell Panthers are hopeful of being able to win in the grand finals and clinch the premiership.

Pure Panther power at play

AFTER 17 years as a rugby league player, Sawtell reserve grade player Sukhpal Malhi believes the moment he has dreamed about for years is on the horizon.

"Playing in a grand final and winning a premiership hasn't seemed likely until now," he said.

"From the start of the season we've been a tight unit and everybody plays for each other.

"I tried so hard growing up at Woolgoolga to get this far and it took the switch to the Panthers to get this close and now it's up to all of us to play our part in bringing home the premiership."

Victory over Ghosts would be a tremendous boost to the blossoming coaching career of young skipper Josh Lewis.

Sawtell Panthers

1 Adam Louden

2 Marshall Davis

3 Douglas Davis

4 Shaun Duncan

5 Gregory Peel

6 Cameran Cohen

7 David McCormack

8 Ivan Mulder-Pollock

9 Jordan Starr

10 Ian Watson

11 Timothy Davis

12 Troy Robinson

13 Joshua Lewis

14 Joshua Dowdy

15 Mervyn Tighe

16 Corey Adams

17 Nigel Tweddle

18 Sukhpal Malhi

19 John Fogarty

Grafton Ghosts

1 Kieren Stewart

2 Chris Holder

3 Jay Olsen

4 Dane Partridge

5 Zac Sullivan

6 Brenton Tranter

7 Joel Collinson

8 Tim Tilse

9 Josh Nagle

10 Jarrad Day

11 Josh Brown

12 Cam Winters

13 Jesse Bamford

14 Adam Jurd

15 Nic Bell

16 Matt Grayson

17 Jake Frame

18 Andrew Ensby

19 Tye Skinner



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