Wildcats ready to take on the best
FOR MOST of this season, it has not been a question of whether Woolgoolga will make the grand final but who they will play.
Then again everyone has known a team to dominate the regular season and then unravel in the finals.
Judging by what Woolgoolga produced on Saturday, the Wildcats do not appear to be suffering any nerves just yet.
At High St, Boambee arrived for a rematch of the heated clash against Woolgoolga in round 12 which the Wildcats narrowly won.
That was a spiteful match at times with some heavy challenges but Saturday's major semi was far different.
The Wildcats simply blew Boambee away to win 7-0.
Boambee has not conceded that many goals in any other match this year. In fact, their previous worst was four, which also came on the only occasion they were held scoreless: a 4-0 loss to the Wildcats in round 5.
This was a tough result for Boambee, who lost its regular goalkeeper recently and is moving players around to cope.
The Wildcats, however, seem to hold all the aces.
Everyone is fit and their bench features the best players from the undefeated 16-years Waves team.
No other women's team can call on reserves like this and it shows the benefit of investing in the coaching of juniors, as the Urunga men are proving.
It will take a very good performance on grand final day to rob Woopi of victory in this competition.
To make matters worse for whoever faces them, the Wildcats appear to have lifted a notch.
They are creating plenty of chances and are finishing them.
Perhaps Coffs City United can upset Woolgoolga in the grand final.
The Wildcats seem to have a problem with Coffs but on form you could not say Coffs would be favourites should they meet.
It's just that the Lionesses are a bogey team for Woolgoolga.
Coffs United has a chance to move through to the grand final and face Woolgoolga when it meets Boambee this Saturday at Ayrshire Park.
The Lionesses earned the right to progress with a 4-2 victory against Urunga in a replay of last year's grand final.
When Boambee last met Coffs City United, it was all Boambee, however the Lionesses were down on numbers that day.