THE Western Sydney Wanderers will play their second consecutive A-League grand final this Sunday in Brisbane against minor premiers the Roar.
The Wanderers advanced to their second consecutive grand final after comfortably defeating the Central Coast Mariners 2-0 on Saturday night at Pirtek Stadium before 20,000 fans.
It was sweet revenge for the Wanderers, who had been defeated by the Mariners in the 2013 grand final.
There was a chance that the grand final would be played in Sydney, but it depended on Melbourne Victory beating Brisbane Roar in the the second semi-final, but it was not to be. The Queenslanders won 1-0.
For the Wanderers, the only sour note from their historic victory on Saturday night was an ankle injury to their talismanic forward Mark Bridges. He will almost certainly be ruled out of Sunday's decider, but despite this, the Wanderers will be confident they have Brisbane's measure.
And thousands of their fans are expected to make the trek to the Queensland capital.