Warners Bay etched their name into history by winning the inaugural Northern NSW Women's State Cup with a 1-0 win over Merewether United at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility on Sunday.
It was the second time this season that the two Herald Women's Premier League heavyweights had met in a grand final. United came from behind to win the league championship on August 20 but Warners Bay took the lead midway through the first half of the state cup decider on Sunday and were not headed from there.
Warners Bay player-coach Cassidy Davis produced the winner when she smashed a shot from 30 metres out into the top left corner.
Both teams finished top of their pools and played four games on Sunday. Warners Bay beat rival WPL side Wallsend 5-2 in their semi-final and Merewether downed North Coast 2-1.
"It's a good feeling, getting the first title of the state cup," Davis said.
"It's exciting for the girls, especially after the grand final loss, and leading into next season."
NNSW Football chief executive officer David Eland was "absolutely thrilled" with the first event, which featured 16 teams, and said "the standard of football has been great".
He hoped to eventually develop the state cup into an FFA Cup style knockout.