The Standard | Three seasons ago North Warrnambool Eagles found itself in a commanding position on grand final day.
The club, vying for its maiden Hampden league senior flag, had Koroit on the ropes early at Reid Oval. A 30-point quarter-time lead had the Eagles' confidence sky high. But their field of dreams soon became a nightmare as the Saints kicked 12 goals to three thereafter to run away with a 33-point victory and the 2016 premiership cup. The Eagles get their chance to avenge that result on Saturday when they meet Koroit in the decider, having climbed from bottom place last season to minor premier in 2019.