A LATE goal from Mitch Borgelt gave Nhill a shock final-round victory over Minyip-Murtoa at Minyip Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
Burras defender Clinton Midgley gave Borgelt a push in the back free-kick 40 metres out on a slight angle with about two minutes remaining.
The Tigers forward made no mistake and his side held on to win by four points.
Nhill only led for about four minutes of the match, but it was the four minutes that counted.
Co-coach Simon Brearley was rapt with the comeback, which included a five-goal-to-one final term.
"We came into the season aiming for six wins and we got six and a half," he said.
"We've met the goals that we set for ourselves and we've beaten one top five side and drawn with another, so there's plenty of positives to take into next season."
Tigers big man Will Oakley was sensational, impressing in the ruck and drifting forward for three majors.
Ben Pollock, Mathew Jones, Ryan Fischer and Nathan Devanny also played their part, but Brearley said it was a team effort that got the side over the line.
"We had 21 players give it a red-hot crack," he said.
Minyip-Murtoa coach Scott Arnold said inaccuracy played a massive part, with the Burras kicking a wasteful 9.18 compared to Nhill's 11.10.
"We dominated the inside-50s but we didn't make the most of our opportunities," he said.
"A lot of our blokes starting looking towards next week and didn't really want to be out there."
Arnold said despite the loss there was no cause for concern heading into Sunday's elimination final against Horsham Saints.
Key Burras Kirsten Hunter, Adam Gerdtz and John Delahunty all made successful returns from injury.
Delahunty and Gerdtz were both named in the side's best, along with Kade Petering, Zac Cross, Jason Matthews and Blake Young.