Mag­pies edge Bulls in semi­fi­nal dress re­hearsal

Albany Extra - - Extra | Sport -

Den­mark-Walpole and Mt Barker will meet for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive week af­ter the pair faced each other in the fi­nal round of the South­ern Dis­tricts Ju­nior Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion un­der-13 com­pe­ti­tion last Satur­day.

The Mag­pies got the up­per hand in the round 15 clash by 17 points at St Joseph’s Col­lege, kick­ing three goals af­ter half-time to se­cure a sev­enth win of the sea­son.

De­spite the loss, the Bulls fin­ished in fifth place on the lad­der and will now face the Mag­pies again this Satur­day in the sud­den-death first semi­fi­nal at St Joseph’s Col­lege at 10.30am.

The Bull­dogs will head into the sec­ond semi­fi­nal with win­ning form af­ter a 13-point win over the Crows in their last qual­i­fy­ing game. A four-goal first half had the Bull­dogs up by 25 points at half-time but the Crows fought back with five ma­jors of their own in the last half.

The Bull­dogs’ op­po­nents in the fi­nal will be the Saints, who lost a two-point thriller to the Swans last Satur­day.

The win­ner of the sec­ond semi­fi­nal at 9am will progress to play mi­nor pre­miers the Ea­gles next week for a berth in the grand fi­nal. Mean­while, in the un­der-15s com­pe­ti­tion, the Bull­dogs and Swans will face off in the elim­i­na­tion first semi­fi­nal at Tiger­land on Satur­day.

The two sides met in round 15 last week, with the Bull­dogs win­ning a tight con­test by eight points, 7.8 (50) to 6.6 (42).

Mt Barker and the Saints will clash in the dou­ble-chance sec­ond semi­fi­nal, also at Tiger­land, on Sun­day, with a grand fi­nal spot on the line.

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