Wycheproof-Narraport and Birchip-Watchem will meet in this Saturday’s North Central Football League grand final.
Last weekend’s preliminary final turned out to be a great game after an even first quarter.
The contest was shaping up to be an interesting match, however, Birchip-Watchem slammed on eight goals to the Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers’ one during the second term and the Bulls looked to have the game well under control at the main break. But after the break, the Tigers turned it on and not only put themselves back in the game by kicking seven unanswered goals, but led by four points at the final change.
The Bulls lifted again in the final quarter and kicked seven goals, while the Tigers could not add a major score and at full-time the Bulls had advanced through to next week’s grand final.
The Tigers were brave in defeat and looked to put themselves in with a strong chance at the final change to make it through to the grand final but found it hard to add to its three-quarter time score against a side that was determined to book that grand final berth.
In an exciting day’s footy, Boort Under 13s advanced through to the grand final with a seven-point win over a courageous Donald side that went down only after playing double extra time.
Birchip-Watchem, who finished on top of the Under 16s ladder, outplayed the Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers to book its spot in the grand final.
In the reserves, Birchip-Watchem held the upper hand in the first two quarters in its game against the Wedderburn Redbacks but were outplayed by the Redbacks in the second half to go down by 27 points. The Redbacks now take on the St Arnaud Saints next week.