Gumeracha went back-to-back after another Grand Final thriller, and the rest of the deciders across the region are now locked in after another entertaining weekend of local footy. Read about it all here:
HILLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Gumeracha has gone back-to-back in the Hills Country Division, once again beating Meadows in a grand final thriller on Saturday.
After just three points separated the sides last year, both the Pies and Bulldogs took it down to the wire again, with Jeremy Hackett kicking the only goal of the final quarter to seal a tense 6-point win (6.5 41 to 5.5 35).
Gumeracha’s Daniel Wood was named best on ground in just his second A grade game.
Over in Division One, Hahndorf have made their ninth consecutive grand final after a second-half fightback against Uraidla Districts in Saturday’s prelim final.
Uraidla Districts led by 19 at half time after keeping the Pies to just one goal, however a seven goal to one second half guided Hahndorf home to a 15 point win (8.11 59 to 6.8 44).
Hahndorf will face Nairne Bremer in the grand final on Saturday in Lobethal.
RIVER MURRAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Mypolonga’s magical finals run has continued, with the Tigers now in the River Murray grand final following a 27-point win (13.7 85 to 7.16 58) over the Southern Mallee Suns on Saturday in the prelim final.
The Tigers took advantage of the Suns’ inaccuracies, kicking away in the second half after Southern Mallee kicked 2.8 in the second quarter to keep Mypolonga in the game at the half.
It’s Mypolonga’s first grand final appearance since their premiership in 2019.
They’ll play Jervois, who are searching for their third flag in four years.
GREAT SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The Great Southern grand final will be a rematch of last year’s decider, after Willunga outwilled Myponga/Sellicks in Saturday’s prelim final at Mount Compass.
The Demons surged ahead in the third quarter and held on for a 15-point win (11.10 76 to 9.7 61), taking Willunga to their third straight grand final and their second against McLaren Districts.
The loss for the Mudlarks meanwhile will be a tough pill to swallow, with this prelim loss marking the second time in as many years they’ve been knocked out at this stage.