Grand final day awaits

The Sawtell/Toormina Saints will take on the Port Macquarie Magpies in the AFL North Coast women’s grand final.

One day in September.

Another grand final day awaits as club’s take the final step to become the 2019 AFL North Coast premiers, in a big day of premiership deciders at the Ce.x Coffs International Stadium on Saturday.

The Coffs Harbour Breakers will look to cap off a terrific season when they host the Port Macquarie Magpies in the first ever grand final meeting between the two clubs in the seniors.

The Breakers vs. Magpies rivalry has defined the 2019 season with the minor premier Breakers winning four of their six meetings, with the Magpies inflicting their only two losses.

The Breakers took the honours the last time they met as they booked their place in this year’s grand final.

The Breakers have played in the last three premiership deciders, which included winning the club’s inaugural premiership in 2016.

A sense of redemption is in the air as the Breakers have lost the last two grand finals.

Standing in their way is a Magpies side playing their first grand final since 2015 as they look to add another premiership flag to those won in 2000, 2007, and 2013.

Women’s

The inaugural AFL North Coast women’s grand final saw the Sawtell/Toormina Saints triumph against the Port Macquarie Magpies in 2018.

Now the two sides meet again one year later for the 2019 premiership.

And if this year’s meetings are anything to go by, their premiership decider could be a classic which comes down to the final minute.

The Saints won their last meeting by a single point, while the two sides earnt a draw in the opening round of the season.

The Magpies won the other two meetings which included a seven-point victory.

Both sides are coming off wins against the Coffs Harbour Breakers in this year’s finals series, with the Magpies winning through to the grand final by 19 points and the Saints by four points in last week’s preliminary final.

Reserves

After 13 years away from senior football the Northern Beaches Blues are on the cusp of a memorable comeback premiership when they take on the Coffs Harbour Breakers.

The two sides have shared some tight tussles this season with two of their matches decided by less than four points.

The Blues have won four of their six meetings this season including their qualifying final win.

Under 17’s

The Sawtell/Toormina Saints and the Coffs Harbour Breakers continue their local rivalry when they play off for the premiership.

The Saints finished the season as minor premiers and have an impressive record against the Breakers this season, having won five of their six matches including a 27-point win in their qualifying semi-final two weeks ago.

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