Orange Hawks has booked its shot at redemption.
The previously undefeated two blues girls were knocked off 20-10 by rivals Orange CYMS in last week's major semi-final but following a commanding 46-6 demolition of Mudgee in the preliminary final earned another crack at the green and golds next week.
Hawks' big guns stepped up with a grand final spot on the line, Lilly Baker crossing for three tries while both Courtney Morgan-Jones and Jes Pearson bagged braces, the latter completing her's with a stunning 95-metre solo effort at Wade Park.
"She does a few of them. I don't know how another coach could defend it. She's pretty good in space, as are a few of our girls," Hawks coach Steve Pearson said at full-time.
"We're very happy, it's the second year for the girls. It's an easy job coaching."
Hawks raced out to an 8-0 lead on the back of two tries from Baker and looked like blowing Mudgee off the park early.
But the Dragons girls hit back with a four-pointer of their own to Grace Quinn to bring the score to 8-4 in what was a frenetic opening to the match.
It was all one-way traffic from there though, Hawks putting their foot to the floor to race to a 30-4 half-time lead before consolidating with three further second-half tries.
Hawks ran away with it in the end but I couldn't be prouder.Mudgee coach Haley Joseph.
Mudgee coach Haley Joseph said her side fought hard all game and came out in the second half with "a fire in the belly".
"I don't think the scoreline reflected the effort we put in," she added.
"Hawks ran away with it in the end but I couldn't be prouder."
Pearson said his side was looking forward to its clash with CYMS at Carrington Park in the grand final.
"We've worked hard all year and it's been difficult with other sports but we've overcome that," he added.
- ORANGE HAWKS 46 (Lilly Baker 3, Courtney Morgan-Jones 2, Jes Pearson 2, Millie Lenedhan, Jasmine Griffiths tries; Rebecca Prestwidge 4 goals) def MUDGEE DRAGONS 4 (Grace Quinn try)
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