Canberra FC looking to complete treble in grand final showdown
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Canberra FC looking to complete treble in grand final showdown

Canberra FC have endured more grand final heartbreak than most but the ACT's most decorated club are confident they'll enter a new dawn of dominance on Saturday.

It's their fifth grand final in six years but FC haven't tasted success in any and lost three to Canberra Olympic, who they face at Deakin Stadium on Saturday.

Canberra FC and Canberra Olympic will meet for the fifth time this season in the grand final on Saturday.

Canberra FC and Canberra Olympic will meet for the fifth time this season in the grand final on Saturday. Credit:Jamila Toderas

Canberra are chasing their first treble after winning the league and Federation Cup but coach Paul Macor emphasised no matter what happens, it has already been a very successful season.

"Everyone keeps saying you've got to go for the treble but at the start of the year our goal was to win the FFA Cup [Federation Cup], which we did," Macor said.

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"Then we won the minor premiership, which I hold more dear than winning the grand final but it would be nice to get all three."

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In four meeting this season the teams have won two each but Olympic have the most recent bragging rights after winning the major semi-final 5-3.

Macor admitted he'd watched Canberra's past four grand final losses this week but said they wouldn't be a focus when addressing his players before the game.

"No I don't, I just address it's been a successful year and tell them if you want the treble then you guys have got to go out there and perform," Macor said.

"I was watching the past finals on Youtube this week and I was watching the 2014 one when Deakin were up 3-2 but it went into penalties and they lost. I was talking to Matty Grbesa, who played in that game and missed one of the penalties, and I told him if it goes to penalties you’re not taking one.

"Olympic came out two weeks ago and just gave it to us straight away, we were 3-0 down in the first half, so we've just got to make sure we turn up on the day.

"Two weeks ago I said to [Olympic coach] Frank [Cachia] win, lose or draw come upstairs and share a wine, which he did.

"We’ve known each other for 30 years but for 90 minutes we’re going to go toe to toe."

Olympic skipper Angelo Konstantinou was playing in finals before some of his teammates were born and was feeling confident heading into the decider.

"You can't go into a game not being confident and a grand final won't be any different," Konstantinou said.

"Any grand final is a bit of a flip of the coin but if we go out and do our stuff then we should get a result.

"I've been around for a while but every grand final you make you've got to treasure it."

CANBERRA PREMIER LEAGUE GRAND FINAL

Saturday: Canberra FC v Canberra Olympic at Deakin Stadium, 5pm.