MYRTLEFORD coach Michale Sacco believes there will be no repeat of the fireworks that marred their round 14 clash with Boomers when the pair meet in Saturday night’s do-or-die semi-final.
In that game a Boomers’ spectator was sent packing, Savoys import Louis Clark was red-carded and on a plane back to England and a Myrtleford official resigned after going public about spectator and racial abuse.
Sacco said that is in the past and it’s about a chance to play the final.
“We cleared the first hurdles last weekend with United and now we face Boomers at home,” he said.
“Certainly the way the draw has panned out suits us, a home game on Saturday night.
“But we are not taking anything for granted, we know we are up for a massive challenge — by all accounts they have been playing great football and we need to stop the three up front Andrew Grove, Sam Graetz and Peter Noordewier.”
Myrtleford will take an imposing home record into the clash — 10 wins and a draw with Diamonds from their 11 games at Savoy Park this year and having conceded just five goals all year at the venue.
Sacco said the ground will be perfect.
“A bit of rain on Friday will soften up the pitch and then it should be a near perfect playing surface,” he said.