Wollongong United coach Jeff Allport says his red-hot squad has growing belief they can go all the way in 2018 after a convincing 3-0 triumph over Albion Park White Eagles on Sunday afternoon.
Seven days after sending last season’s grand final winners Port Kembla packing, United ended the White Eagles campaign with a dominant performance at Tarrawanna Oval.
A double from Matthew McNab and a first half strike by Ben Brooks helped Allport’s in-form side set up a preliminary final date with Wollongong Olympic next week.
“Confidence is building,” Allport said.
“Combinations are building again. The amount of changes that we had to make during the year, it was sort of stop start.
“I think there is a bit of consistency now and a bit of confidence comes with it.”
Park coach Paul Carter felt the White Eagles were their own worst enemy at times, but expects his troops to learn from the finals experience.
“I would rather talk about the year we have had because no one really expected much of us. With 12 or 13 new players, we only lost two games all year and I think that’s something to celebrate,” he said.
“Obviously you go into any competition to win it, but we have done well our year consistently.