Lions FC punched their ticket to back-to-back NPL Grand Finals with a convincing 2-0 win against Maitland FC.
The Hunter region team were keeping a dominant Lions side at bay until Tommy Jarrad broke the deadlock on 39 minutes.
With the home side pinned back, Jarrad rose highest to head in Andy Thompson’s in-swinging corner for his second goal of the season.
The Brisbane-based outfit had further chances to extend the lead after the interval but the Magpies were hanging in at Cooks Square Park.
Mitch Hore eventually gave the visitors a two-goal cushion with a beautiful curling effort on 68 minutes.
Lions will seek to clinch a first NPL Championship having been beaten 2-1 by Campbelltown City in the 2018 Grand Final.
Watch a stream of the game below: