Kempsey Saints’ alliances will be torn between their two women’s sides when they do battle for a spot in the grand final this Saturday.
Despite the importance of the match, the two Saints sides continued to train alongside each other and even had a muck around game on Wednesday night.
Green coach Amy O’Brien credits the talent Kempsey has for both sides’ success this season.
“It just goes to show how good an area Kempsey is for female football,” O’Brien said.
“There is a great training base for everyone and the development of our players has been tremendous.
“The season couldn’t have been better for both teams, we are now guaranteed to have one side in the decider and hopefully next week we can make it an all Saints grand final.”
Both sides won’t be at full strength with the Green side faced with a few injuries while the White team has players away.
Saints Green hold the advantage in the regular season contests, winning their first meeting with Saints White 3-1 before they drew 2-2.
Saints Green automatically progressed to the match after winning the minor premiership while Saints White defeated the Port United Strikers 3-2 last Saturday to advance.
The losing side will have a second chance at reaching the decider and will face the winner of the Port United Strikers and the Wauchope Waratahs.
Saints White overcame the difficulties of a strong breeze and a half-time deficit to earn the win.
“The wind made it really hard in the first half,” Saints White coach Abigael Baker said.
"It made it nearly impossible to get out of our own end and we conceded an early goal.”
However, White managed to get on the attack and drew level through Kaylina Hoskins before they gave away a penalty and the Strikers were able to convert for a 2-1 half-time lead.
With the winds at their back in the second half, Saints White were able to apply the pressure and goals to Antwinette Dunn and Shania Kennedy ensured they advanced to the grand final qualifier.
Saturday will be O’Brien’s last match before she heads on holidays overseas.
“It will be a bittersweet feeling after the match, I am excited go away but I don’t want to miss any matches,” she said.
“Hopefully I can do my best this weekend and put my team into the grand final.
“We are nervous but all very excited, it will be a great game.”
The match kicks off at 2.25pm at Eden St Oval on Saturday.