THE Nathan Verri Douglas United Dragons will seek back-to-back Far North Queensland Premier League titles on Saturday night when they head to Endeavour Park to take on the minor premiers Marlin Coast.
There has always been a feeling of expectation surrounding this team and this season given the quality of players the club has attracted, and although there have been a few bumps along the way, the players have put themselves in the perfect position to retain the title that was won in such dramatic circumstances last year.
The Dragons go into the match as slight underdogs. Marlin Coast are a very good side who have beaten the Dragons twice this year as well as seeing off the title challenge of Mareeba.
They are also the only side in over two years to come up to Cassowary Park and leave with any point.
Their coach maintains that they are not particular bothered with the grandfinal as the league is their priority but having watched their players celebrate their late winner against Mareeba in the major semi final a few weeks back I would say that the players think differently. Either way this is going to be an epic clash between two very good sides.
The Dragons were the leagues most freescoring team, netting a massive 92 goals although were fairly leaky at the back themselves while Marlin Coast were hardly goal- shy themselves and only conceded 11 goals.
It is all set for a titanic showdown. The Dragons are peaking at the right time of the year and have a near full squad to pick from.
A supporter bus will depart from Rattle and Hum at 6pm on Saturday at a cost of $10 per person.