Guildford Owls Ready for Finals Double

The Guildford Owls Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup teams have both qualified for the semi-finals starting this weekend.

After missing the finals in 2013, the Sydney Shield Owls are currently in fifth place on the ladder heading into the finals.

The Guildford Owls are the only team to have defeated the top-of-the-table Peninsula Seagulls in the Sydney Shield and are looking confident to head through to the finals.

Coach Todd McKeown has great belief in his team.

 “I honestly believe we can win the whole competition," McKeown said.

"We beat Peninsula in Round 19 and they haven’t been beaten all year."

 “It has been a great season; a lot of our boys have been pushed up to Massey Cup. For a coach that’s all you want is to see the boys getting up to the next level.”

The Owls Shield side rounded out the regular season with a 70-8 win over the Asquith Magpies, and McKeown is confident about their chances in the first week of finals.

"We had a good win on the weekend, and it’s a good way to head into the semis," McKeown said.

"All the boys are up for it. They’re confident in their own ability."

Coach Steve Ghosn of the Ron Massey Cup Owls said making the semi-finals in just their second year has been a massive achievement.

"I think we’ve headed in the right direction," Ghosn said.

"We start preparation for the [week one finals] game tomorrow night, and the boys are keen to play some semi-final footy."

Mr Ghosn also wanted to thank everyone involved in Guildford Owls football this season.

“Congratulations to all the coaching staff and everyone involved in the club. It’s been a great effort this year.”

Both Guildford Owls grades play their semi-finals this Sunday, so head down and show your support!

Sydney Shield: Guildford Owls vs Auburn Warriors - 2pm Sunday, September 7, McCredie Park

Ron Massey Cup: Guildford Owls vs Western Suburbs - 3.30pm Sunday, September 7, McCredie Park