Media Release | Northern Territory’s best face off in Grand Finals this Saturday
Monday 5 October, 2020
The best footballers in the Territory will face off in the women’s and men’s Grand Finals at
Darwin Stadium on Saturday after a weekend of semi final drama and surprises.
In the women’s semi finals Mindil Aces, who had finished third on the table at the end of
the regular season defeated second placed Casuarina 2-0 with a brace from Jariah Kirby
sealing their spot in the Grand Final.
Their opponents in the final game will be Premiers Hellenic, who after finishing the
season on top of the ladder overcame Litchfield 1-0. Jazzmin Forwood’s 12th goal of the
season was enough to secure Hellenic’s spot in the final game of the season on
The men’s semi finals were filled with suprises and drama. On Friday night
Mindil Aces qualified for the their second Grand Final in two years after a gruelling penalty
Second placed Aces came from behind twice to secure a draw in regular time. In extra time,
the Aces took the lead when Charles Eriku scored his second for the night, but there was
another twist with prolific Azzurri striker Uche Okwara scoring his 23rd goal for the season
in the 115th minute to take the game to a penalty shoot out.
The shoot-out was a marathon affair with the first fifteen penalties all on the mark. Azzurri
goalkeeper Angelo Theodarokopoulos then stepped up to take the 16th penalty to keep
his side in the game, only for his effort to hit the post and send the Aces into the Grand
On Saturday night, fourth placed Casuarina shocked Premier’s Hellenic with two early
strikes enough to qualify for the final game of the season. Paraskos Koum scored twice in
the first five minutes to shock the favorites. Casuarina goalkeeper Dyan Newall then
steped up with three elite saves to keep his team in front and secure their Grand Final
berth.Football NT Grand Finals
Women’s Premier League: Hellenic vs Mindil Aces, Saturday 10 October, 5:30pm
Men’s Premier League: Mindil Aces vs Casuarina, Saturday 10 October, 8.00pm
Both games will be played at Darwin Football Stadium.
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