THEY both only lost three games across the entire regular season, have the best defensive records and went one-two on the ladder.
Statistics say that CSU FC Vixens and Panorama FC should deliver a cracking contest in this Sunday’s Bathurst District Football ladies Premier League grand final at Proctor Park.
The minor premiership for the Vixens would suggest that the university side should go in as favourites but the Goats’ 2-1 major semi-final win between the two clubs sent a message that the Goats are here to play.
CSU president Meaghan Kempson said the match will be a top class contest.
"Panorama have been a strong team all season. There's very high quality players across both our clubs, and each team has girls who have come through the Mariners system," she said.
"I've played with or against about six or seven of the Panorama girls. They've sort of become our rival club ... but there's that mutual respect for each other.”
Vixens will hope they’ve learned their lessons from the major semi-final defeat.
"They got the better of us in the major semi-final but to be honest it wasn't a bad thing for us. We got that extra week of training and time together on the pitch," she said.
"We've got a lot of speed up front. We've had to do some shuffling in defence lately because Riley Smith, our captain, did her ACL and Chloe Selmes broke her ankle.
"We've been without them for a few weeks now and fared well. Panorama have a strong midfield but we'll have some good players of our own there. There's a good chance we'll just cancel each other out."
CSU are aiming for their fourth straight title while Panorama search for glory in their first grand final outing.
Panorama have a strong midfield but we'll have some good players of our own there.Meaghan Kempson