A DANIEL Wiseman and Ben Mackay goal were enough to put Coffs United through to this year's Grand Final meeting with the Northern Storm.
Sawtell watched on helplessly as the first goal came within the first two minutes by a scrappy Wiseman tap-in to go 1-0 up. From there, it was an uphill battle for the Scorpions to take control of the game.
As usual, Ben Mackay and Scott Goddard proved the effective threat for United up front, while Nathan Silvy controlled the midfield area. But it wasn't until the 60th minute when Goddard cut across goal for an awaiting Mackay to smash home the teams second.
Sawtell had their fair share of chances, but failed to capitalize on opportunities that should have been tucked away. Coach Richard Evans said that "the early goal didn't help" his teams' chances, but was joyous with their performances over the year.
"We kicked off and the ball could've played forward and we lost possession. It was a very nasty spin which spun between two players. It was a gift for them," Evans said.
"I think we thoroughly deserved to be fourth and the same with the reserves. It's been a great year for the club," he said.
United's goal keeper, Ian Davie: "It was great getting the early goal today, but as we expected they would come out here and try to score goals. We kept it a bit tight throughout the game, but I guess it was a bit scary towards the end. Another clean sheet and off to the finals, so we are delighted with the result," Davie said.
United will now turn their attention to next week's Grand Final meeting with the Northern Storm.
In a game expected to be full of high drama, Davie says that his team cannot afford to be complacent.
"It doesn't matter if it is Urunga or Korora. The other teams deserve to be there, but we'll do what we've done all year because it's worked for us.
"We'll take confidence, but definitely not take anything for granted. If we can take it to one more game we'll be really happy," Davie said.
COFFS UNITED 2 v SAWTELL 0
Full Time 90+5
Half Time 1-0
NCF 2013 Premier League
Second Leg Semi Final Results:
Coffs United 2 v Sawtell 0 (3-0 Agg)
Urunga 3 v Nth Storm 1 (3-3 Agg)