Mount Druitt Town Rangers win into National Premier League 2 grand final

Grand achievement: Brian Griffin-Colls controls the ball during the first semi-final against the Northern Tigers. The Mount Druitt Town Rangers are through to the first NPL 2 grand final in club history. Picture: Andrew McMurtry

Grand achievement: Brian Griffin-Colls controls the ball during the first semi-final against the Northern Tigers. The Mount Druitt Town Rangers are through to the first NPL 2 grand final in club history. Picture: Andrew McMurtry

The Mount Druitt Town Rangers are into the National Premier Leagues 2 grand final after a 4-2 win over the St George Saints.

It is the first time Mount Druitt have made the NPL 2 grand final in the club’s history and will face premiers the Marconi Stallions in the decider.

Coach Aidan Desmond told Football NSW said the Rangers would take great confidence from their form over the past two months into the match.

"It's massive for the club, they've never been in a grand final at this level and we go in there knowing just how big the task is,” he said.

“Marconi have been a standout side all year but we'll go in there and we'll do our best and have a go."

Mount Druitt have had just one loss in the past nine weeks.

In the battle of second versus third, the Rangers defeated the Saints for the third time this season with a brace to Daniel Rezo, and one each for Alex Vlismas and Jamie Dib.

After surviving an early onslaught from the Saints, the Rangers opened the scoring through Vlismas, before Rezo scored from the penalty spot.

While the Saints hit back, Rezo’s second goal gave the side a 3-1 lead.

St George reduced the deficit back to one goal early in the second with Mount Druitt holding on before Dib sealed the result in the shadow of full time.

Desmond said the Rangers “thoroughly deserved the win.”

"Our ball movement through the centre at the top and engaging our wingers and getting in behind them was the difference,” he said.

"We're a young side and there's a couple of boys with experience in there but there are six boys 21 years of age or younger and while tonight they showed a bit of naivety, their willingness to want to hang in there and win the game, you can't fault that."

Mount Druitt Town Rangers will play the Marconi Stallions in the NPL 2 grand final on Sunday at a venue to be named.

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