Nelson Bay confirmed their place in the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup semi-finals with a resounding 62-point win over Killarney Vale on Saturday.
The Marlins premier men’s team will have the home ground advantage over Newcastle City in the elimination final this Saturday, August 19.
They will play at Dick Burwell Oval from 2pm.
The game will be followed by the women’s preliminary final at 4.30pm.
Reigning premiers Nelson Bay will host the Gosford Tigers. The winner of the game will progress through to the grand-final.
The men’s team travelled to Tumbi Umbi on Saturday, August 12, to face Killarney Vale.
They returned home with a convincing 16.15 (111) to 7.7 (49) win.
In the absence of twin brother Jeremy, Ben Eddy kicked five goals in an excellent performance up forward for the Marlins.
Billy Barton and Elliott Davey Medallist Jayden Rymer chipped in with two goals apiece for Nelson Bay as the Marlins kicked nine goals to five after half-time.
Best players for the Marlins were Rymer, Adam Grinyer, Eddy, Todd Thornton, James Bellman and Barton.
In the reserve grade elimination final in Rutherford, Nelson Bay were no match for Terrigal Avoca after half-time.
The Panthers kicked 11 goals to two after the main break to run out winners by 88 points.
Final scores were Terrigal Avoca 15.11 (101) to Nelson Bay 2.1 (13).
Nathan Stewart and Luke Bell kicked the Marlins’ only goals.
The Marlins best players were Nick Ridgeway, Dylan Stuart, John West and Tom Wood.