North win sets up all-Freo final
NORTH Fremantle stormed home to complete a stunning come-from-behind victory to knock the powerful North Beach out of the Perth Football League finals series last weekend.
Trailing until they hit their straps early in the final quarter, North Fremantle stayed in the premiership race with the 16point win, 9.10 (64) to 7.6 (48).
North Beach got off to a great start, kicking three first quarter goals and holding North Fremantle goalless to go to the first break with an 18-point advantage.
The second quarter saw a hard slog, where North Fremantle clawed their way back to a 10-point deficit by half-time by kicking the only goal for the term.
It remained an arm wrestle after the long break, with North Beach managing two goals and the port team three, bringing the margin back to just three points at threequarter time.
North Beach scored the first goal in the final stanza but then the floodgates opened for North Fremantle, kicking five of the next six goals for a solid win.
While the North Beach season has ended, North Fremantle live to fight another sudden death final against port rivals Fremantle CBC at Morris Buzzacott Reserve this weekend.
In the other A Grade final, Darren Mumford led the way with three goals in a convincing win by University over Fremantle CBC to set up a return battle against minor premiers Scarborough next week.
A solid 32-point with by the University side, 13.9 (87) to 8.7 (55), enables them to return confidently after defeating Scarborough last month at their home ground at Millington Reserve.
This week also features a special event as Perth Footy Live heads to Pat Goodridge Reserve to cover the Integrated Football grand final between Coolbinia and Willetton.
Tune in on the Facebook pages of Footy Radio or Community News for the coverage on Saturday.