TWELVE months after two extra-time strikes from Panorama FC ended Eglinton's Bathurst District Football women's premier league title hopes, the fierce rivals will square off in a preliminary final once more.
Since that match where Panorama came from a one-goal deficit to emerge 3-1 victors, they have been crowned 2018 champions and were the undefeated winners of this year's minor premiership.
But last Sunday Panorama had their unbeaten run come to an end when suffering a 3-2 loss to CSU in the major semi-final.
It means they will need to get past Eglinton in a sudden-death situation once more if they wish to defend their premiership title. Still, Panorama coach Brent Huie feels there was a positive to come from the loss to CSU.
"I think the pressure has come off, as I said to them, I think it's a bit of a monkey off the back now that we have lost one," he said.
"Before it was a bit of a question, 'What will happen if we lose', but now it's 'Well, you lose, you lose.' There were a few girls that had never lost a game for Panorama, but they've got that done and hopefully now they will never lose another one.
"The team that's won the major semi-final the last two years has lost the grand final and sometimes it's good to play all the way through and not lose that momentum."
While star striker Maddi Gallegos is under an injury cloud, Panorama still have plenty of attacking options in their line up as evidenced by the 112 goals the scored during the regular season - 52 more than any of their rivals.
Huie also said his squad have trained well in the lead up and while he backs them to get the job done on Sunday, he is not underestimating the threat posed by Eglinton.
"I think losing last week - and they've beaten CSU - it shows that we are beatable and the last game we played Eglinton we drew 2-all, but they had a big chance late when they hit the crossbar, that could have won it for them," Huie said.
"At the end of the day it's a final match and anything can happen. A lot of the time there's just one moment where someone will step up, or it's just whoever is hungriest will win it."
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When it comes to hunger, there is no doubt gaining revenge for last season's preliminary final defeat will drive Eglinton.
But coach Ian Crook hopes his players can find the finishing touches earlier than they did in their 2-0 extra-time win over Mudgee in last Sunday.
"Last year in the preliminary final we led for 75 minutes and then they scored an equaliser ... because we'd played a mid-week semi-final which went into extra-time and a penalty shoot-out, we just ran out of gas in the end," Crook said.
"It certainly is a motivator, but we are also a little bit beaten up after last weekend.
"The way we play is we like to make it hard on ourselves. We'd beaten Mudgee all year, 4-2, 6-0, 5-0 and then we get to the semi and can't score a goal.
"We hit the post five times - it was just one of those things."
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While Eglinton will be the underdogs for Sunday's grand final qualifier and Crook knows Panorama pose a host of attacking threats, he feels his side can upset their more fancied rivals.
"They're the class team in the comp, to keep that team scoreless would be amazing, but I don't think that is going to happen," Crook admitted.
"I think we led 2-0 against them early in the season and they ran us down, but they're a team that's always going to score goals against you because they've got Maddi Gallegos.
"But we had a draw with them, so I think we've learned it's better for us if we don't play the mind games. We won't worry about them."
The preliminary final, to be played on field one, will kick off at 3pm.
Meanwhile in the men's premier league preliminary final, Abercrombie FC and Panorama Red will square off.
A successful Lithgow Workman's Club spot kick three minutes from time last Sunday saw Abercrombie miss out on a direct path to the decider, but that 2-1 loss will serve as motivation.
For Panorama Red the mission is to survive their second sudden-death match in as many weeks, having beaten club-mates Panorama Black 2-1 in the minor semi-final. They will clash on field two from 3pm.