The second week of finals played out for our two teams on the weekend. The reserves on Saturday playing for a spot in the grand final, and the seniors on the Sunday to progress through to the next round of finals.

The reserves met Evandale on the Saturday at Invermay Park. In the only previous meeting this year we were 58 point victors. We were very cautious however, despite us knocking off ladder leaders St Pats last week we knew that the Eagles had done the same six weeks prior. In the first quarter it looked like the day was going to be a walk in the park. We had the opposition covered on every part of the ground and just seemed to be too fast for them. At quarter time we were five goals up and looking good. The Eagles fought back hard in the second quarter and played some good possession football as well as clearing the ball at stoppages very cleanly. We were unable to extend the lead in the second quarter as well as the third. In the fourth we finally managed break away after some very nervous moments in the third and ended up winning 19.15-129 to 10.4-64. The win sends us straight through to the grand final in two weeks and leaves Evandale and St Pats to duke it out for the other spot. Chinny, Dicko and Jacko scored the bulk of the goals for the day, Tommy Allison, Curley and Bluey all dominated through the middle with George Oliver not missing a tap all day. Clint Morgan was a great dictator across the back line. There was not one player in the side this week however that didn't contribute their share.

The seniors had to play the East Coast Swans on the Sunday, again at Invermay. The two sides had met twice previously through the year with each side winning one game apiece. The first quarter saw the Swans dominate the play with most of our players looking a bit flat footed and without an answer to much that was thrown at them. We found ourselves down by four goals with a lot of work to do. In the second we dominated play from the bounce and closed the game to five points at half time. That sounds like good news but in reality despite the footy being in our 50 arc for most of the quarter we only managed three goals, seven behinds. The half time score was 5.11-41 to 7.4-46 against us. The third quarter was pretty even across the ground with both teams getting plenty of the ball. With increased accuracy and better defence however we were able to finally hit the lead and go into the final term 20 points up. East Coast closed the gap quickly in the last quarter and the game was hanging in the balance with both teams throwing everything they had at each other. Neither side was giving an inch and it was one of the most nail biting games of football I have ever watched. The Swans kicked in front with minutes to spare and we had the ball in our 50 for the remainder of the game but couldn't manage to score going down an agonising 11.19-85 to 13.10-88. The season unfortunatel​y is now over for the senior side along with the hope of a fifth straight premiership. Congratulati​ons must go to all the players for their efforts this year along with the two playing coaches Dan Ellis and Jake Terry for their tireless efforts. The club must now rally behind the reserves side for the next fortnight and help push them forward to win their first flag since 2013.
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