REDEMPTION is only one win away for Edenhope-Apsley after the team scored a five-goal victory over Harrow-Balmoral to advance to its fifth straight A Grade grand final.
The Saints have lost their past four appearances in the season decider but will hope it is a case of fifth time lucky this year.
This will be as good a chance to win as they have had, with a near full-strength list and a week off after winning the second semi-final.
But the Saints were made to earn the win, with Harrow-Balmoral taking the fight up to them in the third quarter.
The Roos fell behind in the first half but produced a third-quarter blitz to take the lead briefly after facing a seven-goal deficit earlier in the game.
Harrow-Balmoral's faithful were roaring at Rupanyup Recreation Reserve as their team came back, but the Saints kept their cool in the final term to win by five goals.
Edenhope-Apsley captain and co-coach Emma Forster was voted best on court after a consistent performance, while Georgia McLennan had an engrossing battle with Harrow-Balmoral defender Ebonie Salter.
Salter was named the Roos' best but McLennan did enough to contribute, scoring 20 goals for her team.
Roos coach Rosemary Langley said Kate Houlihan and Jess Quinn were also solid.
Edenhope-Apsley co-coach Sarah Domaschenz said the team was excited to have another chance at a premiership.
"We had a bit of a lapse in the third quarter and were looking a bit tired," she said.
"I haven't been in a grand final for a few years but the girls have so they'll know what it's all about."
Langley said some positives came from the match despite the loss.
"We got up and got in front they got ahead of us at the end but it's good because we know what we've got to do now," she said.
"It would have been nice to win, but personally I don't mind us playing through to next week.
"The girls are a bit despondent, but that's not bad either because it's going to make them not want to be in that position again."