The Macleay Valley Rangers reserve grade side will be out to turn the tables on the Forster-Tuncurry Tigers in Saturday’s preliminary final.
The Tigers, who lost 1-0 to Kempsey Saints in last week’s grand final qualifier, defeated the Rangers 1-0 in the major semi-final a fortnight ago.
It has been a tight battle between the Rangers and Tigers all year and missed opportunities cost the Rangers in their last meeting.
The Rangers were the dominant side for the second half but they weren’t able to find the back of the net.
Goal scoring wasn’t a problem for them in their 2-1 victory over Port United in their elimination final on Saturday.
Jeremy Masters and Campbell Tyson put their names on the scoring sheet to earn the victory but they were given a scare.
Masters had opened the scoring with a tap in after Tyler Wyatt knocked the ball to his feet but Port United levelled the scores early in the second half.
However, it wasn’t long until Tyson found the back of the net with a header from close range.
The Rangers defended well to advance to their meeting with the Tigers.
The match kicks off at 12.45pm at Dangar St Oval and the winning side will head to the grand final to face the Kempsey Saints on September 23 at Port Regional Stadium.