AN attacking match is expected to crown what has been a fascinating Bendigo Amateur Soccer League season when the men's division one Knockout Cup final kicks-off between Strathdale and Spring Gully United from 3pm on Sunday.
The league-winning Blues will be searching for the first top flight trophy double in club history in the Southern Cross Austereo-sponsored Cup final on their home pitch, Beischer Park.
The Blues started the Knockout Cup slowly, battling to a 2-1 win at Moama, but have since gathered momentum.
Strathdale thrashed Colts United 3-0 in a semi-final last weekend and are keen to finish 2013 on a high.
"The historic double is something that's at the forefront of our minds, it's something that hasn't been done by our club and we're on our home ground," Blues coach Stuart Gough said.
Spring Gully last tasted men's division one Cup glory in 2010, when the Reds overcame Strathdale 3-2 in the final.
The Reds impressed many on their way to third place in the league and have continued that form in the Knockout Cup.
The Gully eliminated two-time defending champions Eaglehawk 2-0 in the quarter-finals, before easing past Swan Hill 3-0 in last weekend’s semi-final.
"We finished third in the championship, so we've been close but we haven't really beaten the top sides until we beat Eaglehawk, so we're hoping we can beat a top side again," Gully coach Matt Ford said.
"We're just going to continue playing the same sort of soccer we have and hopefully take our chances in front of goal."