Intrigue follows finals
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.