In­trigue fol­lows fi­nals

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY JONATHAN BOX

The first week of Minin­era and District Foot­ball League fi­nals has seen the reign­ing premier bow out of con­tention as well as one of the sea­son’s top teams crash at Cara­mut.

Moys­ton-wil­laura watched on dur­ing the fi­nals while Wick­liffe-lake Bo­lac de­feated Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum.

Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum started the game well, hav­ing most of the play and bang­ing on the first cou­ple of goals.

How­ever, at the 12-minute mark the Mag­pies kicked their first and by the end of the quar­ter had kicked four straight.

Todd La­mont and Michael Lock­yer did their best in the sec­ond quar­ter, kick­ing three goals be­tween them to bring the mar­gin back to just two points at half time.

The Mag­pies came out fir­ing af­ter half time, kick­ing a goal within the first minute and af­ter that they didn’t look back and ul­ti­mately ran away with a 22-point vic­tory.

Lock­yer and Tim Glas­son bat­tled hard for the Demons, kick­ing two goals each and be­ing the team’s best play­ers on the day, but it was the Mag­pies’ Brad Keilar, Bai­ley Veale, Mark Mcleod and Tris­tan May who did the dam­age.

This solid win will give the Mag­pies plenty of mo­men­tum mov­ing into this week’s sec­ond semi-fi­nal against Moys­ton-wil­laura at Hawkes­dale on Satur­day.

A grand-fi­nal berth is up for grabs, guar­an­tee­ing that this game will be a well fought out and much an­tic­i­pated game.

Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum gets a sec­ond chance when it takes on Pen­shurst in a first semi-fi­nal at Wil­laura.

Pen­shurst car­ried over a win­ning streak in a home-and-away sea­son into last week­end’s elim­i­na­tion fi­nal when it knocked out Taty­oon.

The clash at Cara­mut was a well fought-out bat­tle in the first quar­ter with only the one goal scored by Taty­oon, which sent it into the quar­ter-time break six points up.

The Bombers then stretched this out to 11 points by half time.

How­ever, it was in the third quar­ter that the Bombers put the foot down and ran away with the con­test.

Pen­shurst man­aged to bang on 8.6 in the sec­ond half, too much for Taty­oon to match.

The ex­pe­ri­ence of Grant Ew­ing shone through for the Bombers as he kicked four goals, while Jesse Dal­ton did his bit with three.

Camp­bell Watt, Chas Deary and Sam West­ern were best play­ers for Pen­shurst.

The Bombers will be keen to keep their mo­men­tum go­ing for­ward and cap­i­talise on the re­cent form slump of Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum.

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