Match Previews | Sandhurst will be striving to end an incredible streak by Strathfieldsaye when they clash in the Bendigo Bank Bendigo FNL senior footy preliminary final on Saturday.
Victory for Sandhurst would not only put it in the grand final, but also put a stop to Storm’s run of being there on that one day in September.
Since 2013, Strathfieldsaye has played in seven of eight grand finals and won the Bendigo Advertiser premiership cup four times.
The run by the Darryl Wilson-coached Storm includes the back-to-back grand final triumphs against Sandhurst in 2014 and ’15 by margins of 55 and seven points.
Sandhurst’s most recent grand final appearance was in 2016 when it beat Golden Square by 32 points.
This season’s meetings between the Dragons and Storm stand at two-nil in favour of Sandhurst.