NPL Victoria Grand Final preview: South Melbourne v Bentleigh Greens

Both teams arrive in the Grand Final with a point to prove but who will come out on top when they clash on Sunday?

South Melbourne v Bentleigh Greens
Sunday, September 13, 2015 – 3pm
Lakeside Stadium, South Melbourne
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South Melbourne 3-2 Pascoe Vale after extra time
Bentleigh Greens 2-0 Hume City


Season Head-to-Heads:
South Melbourne 0-1 Bentleigh Greens
Bentleigh Greens 2-2 South Melbourne

South Melbourne did not beat Bentleigh Greens during the season but finished strong to take the league on goal difference.

Bentleigh squandered a mid-season lead and will be determined to take home the club's first Victorian league title.

"The style of play that we play works perfectly for us to be able to beat Souths," Bentleigh vice-captain Jack Webster said. "It's worked on one occasion and we were unlucky not to do the double over them this year.

"We know all about (South's) danger players but we've got good enough players for them to worry more about us than we worry about them.

"There are a few boys still in the team who played in the 2013 final and hopefully we can go on and do the business on Sunday and win it for the club, committee and for ourselves, it's been a long, hard year."

South Melbourne captain Michael Eagar said the two best teams of 2015 were meeting in the final.

"The league was only settled by goal difference, I think personally it's great that the two best teams are in the final and hopefully put on a good showcase,” Eagar said.

"Last year our teams were pretty close as well. This year it's been tit-for-tat all the way through the season.

"We're a bullish team, we never feel like we're out of a game. We've been good this year in that plenty of players stepped up when we've needed them."

NPL 1 East - Round 28
Melbourne Victory (55) leads Richmond SC (54) by one point heading into the final round. Victory can seal the league and promotion with a win against Box Hill United.

Box Hill United v Melbourne Victory
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
Wembley Park, Box Hill
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Springvale White Eagles v Richmond SC
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
White Eagles Stadium, Keysborough
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Dandenong City v Nunawading City
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
Frank Holahan Soccer Complex, Endeavour Hills
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Goulburn Valley Suns v Eastern Lions
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
John McEwen Reserve, Shepparton
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Murray United v Kingston City
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga, Wodonga
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NPL 1 West Round 28
FC Bulleen Lions are league champions this season and have already won promotion. Moreland Zebras, Ballarat Red Devils and Moreland City are all still in contention for second place and entry to the promotion play-offs.

Ballarat Red Devils v Moreland Zebras
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
Morshead Park Stadium, Ballarat
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Moreland City v FC Bulleen Lions
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
Campbell Reserve, Coburg
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Melbourne City v Sunshine George Cross
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine
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Brunswick City v Whittlesea Ranges
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
Dunstan Reserve, Brunswick West
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Bendigo City v St Albans Saints
3:00pm, Saturday September 12
Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve, Epsom
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(Photo - Football Federation Victoria)