Mariners skipper Alex Wilkinson was a part of both of those heartbreaking losses and is determined to give his teammates every chance of experiencing premiership success.
â€œWeâ€™ve been in two grand finals so far and lost both of them 1-0,â€™â€™ said Wilkinson.
â€œIf we were to make the grand final again this year, it would be heartbreaking to lose again so hopefully it will be third time lucky for us.â€™â€™
Mariners striker Matt Simon echoed his captainâ€™s sentiments.
It would mean everything to win. I was involved last year and we lost and some boys have been there from the start and lost both grand finals theyâ€™ve been in,â€™â€™ said Simon.
â€œThis is the third finals series out of four for the Mariners and the boys are hungry to go one step further.â€™â€™