HASTINGS-Macleay clubs dominate Saturday's Group Three grand final program to be played at Old Bar.
Old Bar Pirates will be the only southern side in action. The Pirates tackle Port City in the first grade encounter. Taree City (league tag and under 18s) and Forster-Tuncurry (reserve grade) all bowed out when beaten in last Sunday's finals at Port Macquarie.
Port City will be represented in three grades, league tag, under 18s and first grade. Macleay Valley is through in under 18s and reserve grade, Port Macquarie in reserve grade and Wauchope in league tag.
This will be the first time the grand final has been played at Old Bar and the first time since 2013 a match in the finals series has been held there.
It will also be the first Group Three senior grand final since 2019. There was no competition in 2020 due to the pandemic while the 2021 season was cut short when the State went into lockdown.
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The gate for last Sunday's preliminary final at Port Macquarie was $7900, the highest of the finals series so far. Gate for the minor semi at Tuncurry was just under $6000 while it was $6500 for the major semi at Port Macquarie.
Wauchope and Port City kick off the action on Saturday from 10.30 in the league tag decider. Macleay Valley and Port City clash in the under 18s from noon while Macleay and Port Macquarie Sharks will meet in reserve grade from 1.30. The first grade match between Old Bar and Port City will be underway from 3pm.
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