THE Wagga City Wanderers under-20s and girls under-17s have created history after advancing to the National Premier League ACT Two grand final with a 4-1 preliminary final win over O'Connor Knights in Canberra on Sunday.
Braces from Zach Pinney and Jake Ploenges ensured the under-20s became the first Wanderers team to make a grand final after they finished fourth at the end of the regular season.
The under-17 girls followed suit with a 4-2 victory over Belconnen United, booking a grand final date against Canberra United Academy next week.
Pinney gave the visitors a 1-0 lead from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the box before Ploenges, brought on midway through the second half, scored after making a break down the left wing.
Pinney's second off a free kick wrapped up the game at 3-0, booking a grand final date with ANU next Sunday.
ANU were the runaway minor premiers but Wanderers coach Liam Dedini is confident they have the artillery to spring an upset.
"We definitely deserve to be there, the grand final's the two best teams," Dedini said.
"We probably should have beaten them at home when we gave up a 2-0 lead.
"We've got to travel but there's no reason we can't give it to them and hopefully bring that trophy home."
In other preliminary finals the Wanderers under-13 girls lost 3-2 to Canberra FC in extra time, the under-15 girls went relinquished a 2-0 lead to fall 3-2 to Belconnen United and the under-16 boys went down to Tuggeranong after it finished 1-all after extra time.
The under-20s grand final kicks off on Sunday at Deakin Stadium from 12pm, while the under-17s girls decider will be played at McKellar Park at 1.30pm.