BALLARAT Red Devils will be out to salvage something out of a disappointing Football Federation Victoria season.
The Haymes Red Devils might be on the bottom of the state league two table, but they can still claim a piece of silverware.
Ballarat gets that chance against Cobram Victory in the Victorian Regional Cup final at the home of Melbourne Knights on Sunday.
The country rivals met in this same fixture two years ago.
Cobram won 2-1 on that occasion and the Reds are determined to avenge that loss.
Victory also contested last season’s final, losing to Morwell 4-1.
Ballarat and Cobram qualified for the final as the two non-metropolitan to go the furthest in the in the State Knockout Cup.
Victory is the favourite, having defeated state league two team Brunswick City 6-4 in the third round before bowing out against Victorian Premier League outfit Pascoe Vale 3-4 in the fourth round.
Ballarat will be close to full strength on Sunday.
Simon Murphy, who is overseas, is the only key player missing.
“It hasn’t been a great year and everybody knows that,” said Reds captain Josh Romein.
“In another cup final, we can finish the year on a high.”
Romein recapped on Ballarat’s 2011 cup final performance.
“We played pretty well that day, but gave up two poor goals to be honest. We missed a load of chances that at the end of the day really did cost us the chance to win,” he said.
“We probably went in as the slight favourite, but this time Cobram is well and truly the favourite.
“We will put out a young team and really have nothing to lose.”
Romein said Ballarat knew that if took its chances, it could cause a major upset.