CC Strikers progressed to their first ever decider in the MWFA men’s Premier League after stunning league champions Pittwater RSL FC 4-2 on Saturday at Cromer Park.
The impressive win was soured when captain Luke Curnow broke his leg in the first half, with coach Ryan Butcher paying tribute to the fighting spirit displayed from his squad.
“It was a bit of a mental battle after Luke’s injury, it was definitely a shock to the system,” he said.
“Waiting for the ambulance, there was a half an hour break in play, it was a matter of switching back on and keeping the ascendency.
“When it was 3-2 Pitts threw the kitchen sink at us, we had to battle for everything.
“It is our first grand final since the club formed in 1995, so it will be an exciting week for the guys.
“The goal now is to win it for Luke, he is held in very high regard by everyone at the club.”
Sam Webber gave CC Strikers a dream start when he scored in the first minute, with Curnow, Henry van Weeren and Michale Morrison also finding the back of the net against the greens.
Wakehurst will be their opponent this Saturday at 5pm after they beat Brookvale 2-1.