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THE Wauchope Blues started their 2014 campaign with a goal to try and achieve something that's never been done in the 94 years the club has been established and that is to win a third consecutive grand final.
The Blues knew it was going to be tough after losing big name forwards such as Chris Trembath, Adam McMurray and Justin Laurie was going to make the quest an even tougher one.
"We've created a winning culture at Wauchope over the past few years," Trembath said.
"That was something I didn't want to let slip this year after losing some big name players."
The Blues suffered a draw in their first game of the year to the Port City Breakers but went on unbeaten. That is until they came up against the Macleay Valley Mustangs who won the game 30-20.
And it is the Mustangs who they will fight out Sunday's final with.
"Losing to Kempsey was a pivotal moment in our season," Trembath said.
"It made us as a team sit down and work out what we wanted for the year and who our main threats were."
Wauchope would then go on to win all but one of their remaining matches of the season, losing to Foster in the final game of the regular season.
The win that stands out the most however is the victory over the Macleay Valley Mustangs in the second last week of the regular season. The winner would claim the minor premiership and earn the rights to a home major semi final. The match was a gruelling battle with a number of incidents on the field resulting in players being sent off.
Wauchope kept their composure and in doing so just proved too good for the fired up Mustangs on the day.
The third time the sides met, again saw Wauchope victorious with forward Carlos Kohu crossing the line for the match winner in the final minute.
The battles have set the scene for the blockbuster grand final on Sunday.