Cobram and Myrtleford’s rivalry in cup finals spans back more than 50 years.
The pair played in a number of deciders in the 1960s and 1970s and will resume that long-standing history in AWFA senior men’s cup final at Jelbart Park on Sunday.
Before last year’s triumph against Albury City, the Savoys had experienced a 43-year cup drought since their last crown in 1973 which, ironically, was against Cobram on penalties.
A win would cap off two big years for Cobram, adding to its league title success in its first AWFA season last year.
Roar president Michael Startari admits there has been a massive buzz around the town in readiness.
“It’s been really good, especially because we’ve got seniors, reserves and under 18s all in finals,” he said.
“It’s the first time that’s happened since the 70s.”
Myrtleford president Zac Mirt admits there is a good relationship and plenty of respect between the two clubs.
“We’ve got a few older guys that were involved back then that are coming along on Sunday,” Mirt said
The draw for Sunday’s cup finals is as follows:
Under 11 girls: Albury Hotspurs v Wangaratta – 8am
Under 11 boys: Myrtleford v Wangaratta – 9.10am
Division three men: Cobram v Albury United – 9.25am
Senior women: Albury City v Boomers – 11am
Reserve men: Cobram v Albury City – 12.50pm
Senior men: Myrtleford v Cobram – 3pm
Under 16 boys: Wodonga Diamonds v Melrose – 8.30am
Under 12 boys: Melrose v Wangaratta – 10.20am
Under 13 girls: Wodonga Diamonds v Wangaratta – 11.30am
Under 13 boys: Wodonga Diamonds v Melrose – 12.50pm
Under 14 boys: St Pats v Albury City – 2.10pm
Division two women: Albury City v St Pats – 8.30pm
Over 35s: Twin City Wanderers v Albury United – 10am
Under 16 girls: Albury United v Wodonga Diamonds – 1pm