Soccer: Canberra Olympic v Woden
Olympic's Nathan Tidmarsh clears the ball from Andrew Slavich. Photo: Graham Tidy
Woden Valley coach Dean Urginic says his team will be fearless when it competes in its first Capital Football premier league finals campaign after sealing a spot in the top four.
Woden had to come from behind to draw with Canberra Olympic 2-2 at O'Connor to cement its place in the play-offs.
Urginic, who is in his first season at the club, said his team was confident it could be a title threat, and put all the pressure on Woden's rivals. The top-four spots are now locked in with one regular-season game remaining.
Woden will line up in the finals with Canberra FC, Olympic and Belconnen United.
Canberra FC scored a historic 7-2 win over Cooma on Sunday to secure its 21st League Championship for finishing at the top of the ladder.
Former A-League player Kaz Patafta scored a hat-trick in the thumping victory over the defending grand-final winners.
The club's 21 League Championships is a Capital Football record.
Woden, meanwhile, had trailed Olympic 2-1 at half-time until John Gibson headed home the equaliser with 25 minutes remaining.
''Canberra FC are worthy champions and the standout side, but we go into the finals without any fear,'' Urginic said.
''It's a massive achievement for our club. The pressure is on the other three established teams in the top four. There's a real sense of unity in the group and have embraced the system I've tried to implement,'' he said.
In the other match on Sunday, Canberra City beat the Monaro Panthers 5-2. Tuggeranong and Cooma are out of premier league finals contention, but the clubs will play in the Federation Cup grand final on Wednesday night. The Federation Cup is run separately to the premier league as clubs from all grades and competitions compete for the title.