Capalaba FC will be out to break Lions FC’s season-long unbeaten streak in this Saturday’s NPL Women’s Grand Final at Perry Park.
Capalaba goalkeeper Georgina Worth said her side have learned from their 3-0 loss to Lions a fortnight ago.
“The biggest thing for us will be limiting their goal-scoring opportunities and not conceding early,” said Worth.
“But equally, we’re looking at (Larissa) Crummer and Amber (Simms) and the girls up front to put some scoreboard pressure on them, which we haven’t been able to do in our last few meetings with Lions.”
Worth is one of several Brisbane Roar players who are set to feature in the Grand Final at Perry Park.
On Monday, Capalaba trio Worth, Anna Margraf and Larissa Crummer will report for the first day of Roar pre-season training alongside Lions stars Shea Connors, Mariel Hecher and Cannon Clough.
But Worth, who is entering her sixth season with the Roar, said there would be no love lost between the players on Saturday evening.
“We’re all friends off the field, but as soon as you’re putting on different colours that all goes out the window,” she said.
“There’s a real competitiveness between all of us but I’m sure when its all done and dusted, we’ll have a drink and a chat and re-focus on the Roar.”
While Lions are one win away from claiming a historic treble of the Kappa Women’s Super Cup, the NPL Premiership and the NPL Championship, Capalaba are playing in their first ever NPL Grand Final.
“If anything, we’re enjoying the underdog status, because the pressure is on Lions. They’re expected to win,” she said.
“Although we may have under-performed in the season until now, the fact that this is the first time that Capalaba have made the NPL Grand Final is history in itself.
“We’re going to go out and give it the best crack we can and enjoy the occasion.”
Get down early to Perry Park to catch the QAS take on Lions FC at 3:30pm in the U23 Grand Final, before the Seniors kick off at 6:00pm.
Capalaba FC v Lions FC
Saturday 23 October, 6:00pm