Sydney FC star Ally Green believes the Sky Blues dogged Semi-Final performance will hold the club in good stead for the Westfield W-League decider.
In a backs to the wall performance, Green said the win would provide the Sky Blues’ with much needed momentum as they prepare to face on of the in-form sides in the competition in the undefeated Melbourne City.
“The Semi-Final was definitely a tough game,” Green said.
“It helped that we scored early on and that put us on the front foot, we defended for our lives and that got us over the line in the end.
“It’s a good game to follow on from and we’ve got some momentum heading into the Grand Final.
“I’m very excited to be a part of my second Grand Final and the club’s third consecutive Grand Final. It’s pretty crazy.
“It’s a credit to the club and playing groups that have been a part of it. I think as one of the most prestigious clubs in Australian football it’s quite a remarkable achievement.
“Melbourne City are in great form at the moment,” she continued.
“We’ve only played them once this season, it was a very tough game and they’ve only improved since then. It will be a tough game but we’ll give everything we have and pull out a result.
“They play a formation that is quite different to what we’re normally used to. It is the same as what we played in Melbourne Victory so we can only learn and do video analysis on that formation and work it to our advantage.”
Reflecting on her assist for the goal that secured the Sky Blues’ place in the Grand Final, Green said she was stoked, while she reveled in the thought of holding two titles at her age.
“I’m really happy, I was joking to the girls that I’m always putting these balls in for them and they’re never finishing them off so they’re having a laugh about it,” she said of her Semi-Final assist.
“For me personally, those last couple of games were disappointing that I couldn’t play in them, I’m just really happy I was able to give that assist that ended up being the goal to get us through.
“To go back to back would be crazy,” she continued.
“Only being 21 I think having two Championships under my belt would be something that not many people experience and I’d be pretty lucky for that to happen.
“Anything can happen in the Grand Final, it’s going to be a really good game and close battle.”