Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers have earned a spot in their third consecutive Mallee Football League grand final after beating Beulah by 49 points on Saturday.
It was the second time in three weeks that the Tigers had beaten Beulah.
Beulah stuck with the Tigers in a low-scoring first half with relentless tackling and strong contests in packs.
The Tigers looked frustrated, giving away free kicks or having free kicks reversed as they reacted to Beulah's pressure.
Despite getting off to a slow start, full forward Cliff Ryan provided a lively target for the Tigers with seven goals for the day.
The Tiger forwards were fed constantly with a steady diet of chances created by Wesley Harrison, Matt Elliott and Bill Barry.
Elliott's two goals came one after the other in the second term when it looked like the Tigers were about to get on top.
His first was a clever left-foot snap and the second was when he was at the end of some attacking football and accurate passing from Col Durie and Joel Lloyd.
Luke Martin racked up possessions, Jason Collins was a creative half-forward and Durie did a lot of hard work, especially in the second term. The Tigers led by 15 points at half-time but the margin could have been closer had it not have been for Stephen Lyons.
Lyons quickly took control of his contest with Peter Lehmann before dictating play across the full-back line.
He read the play beautifully and was able to hold up the Blues' strong overhead marking and strategic punches when the ball was in dispute.
Once the gap had grown to more than four goals in the third term, there was a certain inevitability about the result.
When Harrison kicked the Tigers' sixth goal after a mark and a 50-metre penalty, it was the beginning of the end. In the ruck and on ball, neither side was able to establish a clear advantage early.
But as the game progressed, Dan McEwan's youth and agility was a plus for the Tigers and he was able to get out on his own on a wing to provide a target when his side was running out of defence.
Steph Saunders battled hard and had a purple patch in the first half of the third term when the Blues were still in the game.
The big man gathered a loose ball twice and drove it forward.
Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers will go into the grand final clear-cut favourites.