Rachael Goldstein's magic boot kept Canberra FC's championship dream alive as the premier league side proved their place among the Capital Football powerhouses.
Nik Brozinic's side claimed a clinical 4-1 win over Canberra United Academy at Deakin Stadium on Sunday.
Awaiting them is an emotionally charged Belconnen United outfit searching for their another treble finish to farewell long term coach Antoni Jagarinec.
The Blue Devils have won nine straight premierships and six of the past eight deciders but Brozinic believes his side have the talent to topple the powerhouse.
"Playing Belconnen is never an easy task and they'll be fired up and wanting to win more than usual," Brozinic said.
"There's only been one goal between us so we'll do our best and put on a performance like we did today and try to get over them."
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Canberra dominated the pitch as Goldstein solidified their lead with two goals in the first half.
It took just seven minutes for the star midfielder to set up the victory as she intercepted a pass along Academy's back line and scored the opening goal.
Goldstein rubbed salt in the wound and booted another unanswered goal after she beat two defenders to score with her left-foot in the 28th minute.
"It feels good to do my part for the team, step up and put two goals away to set up the game," Goldstein said.
"Our idea was to push them and put pressure to see if we could get a touch. Lucky for me, I was able to get that and put it in."
Captain Grace Gill scored off a free-kick to extend Canberra's lead to 3-nil, while Brittany Palombi rounded out the match with a striking goal in the second-half.
Academy's Hayley Taylor-Young salvaged the scoreline as she sprinted down the field and scored in the 77th minute.
Canberra finished the match unscathed but Academy midfielder Meg Roden was stretchered off the field with a quad injury in the second half.
AT A GLANCE
NPLW Preliminary final: Canberra FC (Goldstein 7' 28', Gill 38', Palombi 64') bt Canberra United Academy (Taylor-Young 77')