CUNDLETOWN will look to avenge last year's defeat when they again tackle Port United Crocodiles in the Football Mid North Coast under 14 zone championship at the Port Macquarie Regional Stadium on Saturday.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 10.30.
Port United downed the Jets 4-0 last season.
Both sides also have very similar statistics across the past three seasons of competitive football.
The Crocodiles have won the last three grand finals and will be shooting for a third consecutive zone championship, while the Jets secured their second grand final win in a row after being beaten grand finalists in 2017.
The Crocs finished the 2019 season in second place, three points behind the Port United Wallabies. In the qualifying semi-final they defeated third placed Western Phoenix 3-2 before a 2-0 loss against the Wallabies in the qualifying final.
In the final, they again defeated the Phoenix, this time 1-0 to advance to the grand final. Wallabies were their opponents and the sides couldn't be split at full time, with the match ending 0-0. The Crocodiles scored the only goal in extra time to make it a hat-trick of titles.
In 2018, the Crocs completed an undefeated season as premiers and champions in the U13 north competition winning the grand final 2-0 over the Port Saints Leopards. They then took out the zone championship against this weekend's opponents, the Jets.
The Jets finished third this season in the U14 south competition, just three point behind premiers Great Lakes Vikings. They lost just the three games during the regular season before a perfect finals series. A 1-0 win over sixth placed Pacific Palms in the qualifying semi-final was followed by a 5-2 win in extra time against fourth placed Tuncurry Forster Black.
They then booked their grand final place with a 1-0 victory over Great Lakes Raiders before a 1-0 win against the Vikings in the title decider.
In 2018, the Jets finished as Premiers with just the one loss all season culminating in a grand final win, 2-0 over Tuncurry Forster Gold while in 2017 they finished second on the 12s competition ladder before going down 3-2 in the grand final to Great Lakes Vikings.
The Jets record over three seasons in FMNC competitions is impressive. In regular season matches - 44 games, 35 wins, three draws, six losses, 226 goals for and 45 goals against. In finals/zone games - 10 games, 8 wins, two losses, 16 goals for and 10 goals against. A combined competitive record of 54 games, 43 wins, 3 draws, 8 losses, 242 goals for and 61 goals against.
Both sides also attended the first Champion of Champions event in 2018 at Coffs Harbour where the Jets again met with the Crocodiles to come away with a 3-2 victory. They both faced strong opposition from around Northern NSW Football - Northern Storm FC, New Lambton FC and Kahibah FC. The Jets securing a 1-1 draw with New Lambton FC and a 3-1 win over Kahibah FC to finish third.