Grand final berth on the line for Bendigo Thunder

A RE-FOCUSED Bendigo Thunder will return to the field on Saturday where a berth in the Northern Football League’s women’s competition grand final is on the line.

Cherie O'Neill

Cherie O'Neill

Fresh from a week off, the Thunder will take on Diamond Creek in Saturday’s second semi-final at Preston City Oval from 1.30pm.

The Thunder finished on top of the ladder, but are coming off their first loss of the season when beaten by Darebin by 13 points in the final home and away round.

“We’ve had a chance to re-focus and had a really good week on the track and we’re feeling really positive going into Saturday,” Thunder coach Cherie O’Neill said on Friday.

“I think a bit of complacency kicked in our last game, but with the finals now here the girls are all really focused on what’s to come this Saturday.”

Bendigo Thunder home and away season.

Bendigo Thunder home and away season.

The Thunder and Diamond Creek have met twice this season, with Bendigo winning both encounters by margins of eight and 26 points.

Diamond Creek won its way into Saturday’s match by defeating the VU Western Spurs by six points in last week’s qualifying final.

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