The Pennant Hills Demons Premier Division AFL team have made the 2017 grand final defying all odds.
The Demons only won four of the first nine games of the season, before coming back and winning enough games to scrape a finals position on for and against percentage.
On Saturday, September 9 the Demons played North Shore in the preliminary final defeating the Bombers by 21 points.
The Bombers were leading by 15 points going into the last quarter before the Demons kicked six goals and held the Bombers to just three points in the final 20 minutes.
Pennant Hills co-captain Matt Carey said it took the team a while to get going this year.
“I don’t think we were ever playing bad footy,” he said.
“All teams over the last two years have really started to set up their footy – so playing at the same level as last year is never going to be good enough.”
“You have to improve by another 10 per cent every year and it took us a while to get that going.”
The 2015 premiers took on fourth place in the first round of finals defeating St George Dragons 137-50.
In the second week of elimination finals the Demons had another huge win defeating second-placed UNSW / Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs 121-44.
The team will now face Sydney University in the grand final at Blacktown International Sportspark at 3pm on Saturday, September 16.
“Grand final days are always interesting days,” Carey said.
“If the plan is executed – the possibility to win is there.”
This is the fourth grand final the team has played in five years.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the boys and our brand of footy,” he said.
“I’m proud to be at a club like Penno.”