Crows team to beat in Reserves
Longwarry continue to be the team to beat in the Reserves, kicking away in the final quarter to overcome perrenial finalist Warragul Industrials and advance through to the grand final.
Little separated the sides, although better accuracy helped the Crows to a narrow quarter time lead. The Industrials had returned a wasteful 1-5 in the first term as the sides bore the brunt of the worst conditions of the day.
Scores were locked at 5-6 apiece at half time, and it was the Crows who were able to edge ahead to take a one-goal lead into the final change.
Having lost just the one match this season, the Crows were able to finish strongest with three goals to one to run away and win, 11-13 (79) to 88 (56).
PaulWilliams proved difficult to stop, finishing with six goals.
Mark Light, Thomas Hargeaves, Ben McKenna, Anthony Salce and Jack Anning also helped the Crows kick away.
Scott Lindsay, Sam Davies, Murray Kingwill, Brent Kimm, Jai Jose and Scott Blaney helped keep the Industrials in the contest for much of the game.
Blues to defend
Reigning under 18s premier Catani have won the opportunity to defend their title.
Having won through from the qualifying final, the Blues proved up to the task against a fancied cats outfit that had been yet to lose a game this season.
The Blues held a narrow lead throughout the first half and were able to kick away in the third term, with three goals to one extending their lead to 13-points at the final change.
Despite being held to just one behind in the final term, the Blues were able to hold on in the damp conditions.
Afinal quarter goal ensured the Cats would challenge but they ultimately ran out of time, going down 8-5 (53) to 7-6 (48).
Lauchlan Gregson and Lennard EdwardsHayes each kicked three goals, while Liam Adams, Jason Cox, Ronald Smith, Lachlan Seppings and Kiam Rose also helped the Blues book themselves another grand final appearance.
Justin Lockett, Rhys George, Jackson Saunders, Kyle Bright, Cooper Clancy and Isaac Fuller ensured the Cats were always in the contest.
Crows draw blood
Longwarry drew first blood in their battle with Warragul Industrials in the under 16s.
Both teams have proven a cut above in the under 16 competition, and this time it was Longwarry who prevailed 5-6 (36) to 4-3 (27) to book the first place in the grand final.
Despite not scoring in the second term the Industrials took a narrow five-point lead into half time.
The Crows their move in the third term, scoring three goals while keeping the Industrials to just one behind to open a 14point buffer at the final change.
The Industrials hit back with two goals in the final term to send the match to the wire, but the Crows were able to score a steadying goal to book themselves into the grand final.
While Angus Adamiak was kept quiet, Brodie Bould stepped up to kick three goals for the Crows.
Bailey Osseweyer, Matthew Kouris, Harrison Stephens, Seth Ashton and Liam Quarrell also helped the Crows to victory.
Damian Barreto, Matthew Clynes, Harrison Perry, Xavier Ford, Darcy Whelan and Lachlan Crook helped the Industrials push the game into the final minutes.
WarragulIndustrials player Jackson Perry leads in the race for the ball, but is quickly caught by Longwarry opponent Paul Williams.