A later than usual Mount Isa soccer season will end this weekend with the mens A and B grade grand finals.
It was a season badly affected by COVID which put paid to a women's comp in 2020 but the men's finals will be held at Jimmy Gemmell Oval on Saturday.
Atlas will take on Parkside in the B-Grade and that will be followed by the A-grade final between Bulls and Parkside.
North West Soccer's Jason Howard said Sandfire Bulls have been the form team all year and haven't lost a game all year with only two draws.
"They have a few injuries going into the game. Karol Kakate was their top goal scorer and will be hard to handle with Rory Paige upfront as well. Jayden Dempsey and Shane Dempsey will control the play from the middle," Howard said.
"Parkside A will put out their strongest team to date which will push Sandfire Bulls. The last 2 meetings have been tough games 4-4 and 3-0 in the semi. Parkside will rely on a strong defence with the Moon brothers and competition leading goal scorer James Plowman."
Howard said Atlas pushed Parkside A in the Preliminary final last week and came away with a few injuries so it will be tough for them against a very young Parkside team. Will Cook will rally the younger players to step up and play strong against Parkside.
"Parkside B have grown in strength over the last couple of weeks, almost beating Sandfire Bulls 4-3 and then beating both Concordia and Isaroos to make the finals. Patric Murphy has found some great form in the last few weeks and has been finding the back of the net consistently scoring 6 goals in the last 3 games. Very young side with half of them under 20 years of age," he said,
The B-Grade final starts at 4pm followed by the A-Graders at 6pm. There will be a live band after the presentations at the grounds. Bar and canteen facilities available.
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