Grand final sparks fly



CBH Steelers will look to turn the tables on PC Electrical when the teams clash in tonight's Gladstone Touch Association men's division one grand final.

Tonight's encounter at Briffney Creek is a replay of last year's decider in which PC Electrical triumphed after the match was forced into the drop-off stage.

The arch-rivals will line up in a grand final program featuring 28 teams contesting 14 divisions at the association grounds.

Minor premiers CBH Steelers boast plenty of speed within their youthful ranks and are favoured to reverse last year's result with Australian representative Matt Baker and Glen Forbes in sensational form.

However, PC Electrical have their share of match winners with captain Mick Watt, James Radloff, Ben Murphy and Brett Young likely to prove a handful for Steelers.

In the women's first division grand final, Last Wave are looking ominous against Steelers after successfully utilising their new speedsters this year.

Lynn Lucic, Wendy Adamson and Bianca Nathan will be led by representative players Kay Kirkman, Bernie Lawson and Nookie Stewart and, although they will concede favouritism to Steelers, will prove tough to beat.

Steelers have again been solid throughout the season with Queensland representatives Fiona White and Gina Baker at the forefront.

The class of Megan Baker, Rachael Mann and Yvette Zwisler adds to Steelers' arsenal of attacking weapons.

The division one mixed decider also promises plenty of action with Steelers meeting Clinton Plaza Taipans.

Forbes and White will look to continue their potent combination for Steelers while Watt, Radloff and Melissa Woodward are among the Taipans' top guns.

Also of interest on the night will be the women's second division clash between Touch Down Taipans and CQP.

The Taipans are a development team and will advance to the top grade next year.

They will look to try-scoring whiz Jami Long to get them home over a CQP side led by Kym Ellis.



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