IT'S been 28 years since Finley last brought home a flag.
Their last taste of premiership success came in 1988, a statistic club president Ashley Haynes is desperate to change.
The Cats face reigning premiers Nathalia at Moama on Saturday afternoon, with Haynes predicting a hard-fought encounter.
Finley finished one game clear of the Purples to claim the minor premiership, but were put on their heels by a 10-point loss to them in the semi-final.
“They got us in the semi-final, we got them earlier in the year,” Haynes said.
“It wasn't the ideal run into the grand final, but we had a couple of byes late in the season, so the extra run might work to our advantage.”
This will be Finley’s third grand final in five years, and Haynes said the club was hungrier than ever to bring a cup back to the Riverina.
“Nathalia has a lot of experience, they know how to play finals football,” he said.
“There’s still a bit of weather around, so it could come down to whoever adapts to the conditions best.”
The Cats will be bolstered by league best-and-fairest winner Ned Morrison in the midfield.