The long weekend Monday grand final encounter pits arguably the two best clubs this season with the dominant White Eagles starting the match as favourites against a Marconi Stallions side that has really ?turned it on? over the past six weeks after an indifferent first part of the season.
Bonnyrigg maintain home ground advantage for the decider, seeing the side was the first to qualify for the grand final, and Brian Brown?s men will be looking to take full advantage in-front of the side?s supporters.
Bonnyrigg has led the way this season with some destructive performances, the side without a doubt the bench mark for 2012. The White Eagles are strong across the park with Robbie Younis the League?s golden boot winner expected to find more goals on Monday.
Across the backline, Nikola Zonjic has been immense for Bonnyrigg, as has captain Chris Tadrosse on the left. Youngsters Adrian Ucchino and Harris Gaitatzis have been massive finds for the club this season as they have settled in nicely to give Bonnyrigg near perfect balance across the playing field.
Marconi?s run of late has also been impressive, and even though the side starts the match as underdogs, Bonnyrigg would do best not to underestimate the team from Bossley Park.
Coach Luke Casserly has enjoyed a lot of success with his fielding of the likes of Joey Gibbs and Nathan Elasi ? both players exceptional in the front-third.
Captain Nahuel Arrarte is the man who marshalls the side on the pitch, and his linking up with Shane Webb and Jamie McMaster ? both former Bonnyrigg White Eagles players ? has made the Stallions challenge for silverware possible.
This grand final matchup promises to provide spectators with a lot of action as both sides have been amongst the goals this season. As is the case with most grand finals, the first team to settle down and take control of midfield sets themself up with the best chance of victory and the battle shaping up between the two strongest midfields in the competition promises to provide action aplenty on long weekend Monday, grand final day.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles (weekend off)
Marconi Stallions 4 Blacktown City FC 2
Bonnyrigg White Eagles v Marconi Stallions, Monday 1st of October, 3:00 pm Bonnyrigg Sports Club