The first grand finalist in the Hills Country Division is now locked in, the Great Southern produced an extraordinarily close run of games and a River Murray side banked their first finals win in four seasons. Catch up on all the finals action here:
HILLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Meadows have handed Gumeracha their first loss of the season in a qualifying final boil-over in the Hills Footy League Country Division.
Chad Dawe led the way with five goals for the Bulldogs, who managed to hold the Pies at bay to take out a 20-point win (14.10 94 to 11.8 74).
The semi-final saw Kangarilla’s season come to a close, after Macclesfield easily won by 56 (16.10 106 to 7.8 50).
It means Gumeracha will play Macclesfield next week in the preliminary final.
The Division One finals also got underway, with Mount Lofty’s 18-point win over Onkaparinga Valley (13.13 91 to 10.13 73) yesterday ending the Dogs season, while Nairne Bremer easily accounted for Uraidla Districts in the first qualifying final (19.9 123 to 10.9 69).
Minor premiers Hahndorf will play Nairne Bremer next weekend for a place in the grand final, while Mount Lofty will take on Uraidla Districts in a do-or-die semi final.
GREAT SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The first week of Great Southern finals was one for the ages, with both matches separated by just four points combined.
Myponga/Sellicks managed to pip Victor Harbor on Saturday in the qualifying final (11.10 76 to 11.7 73), taking out their match by three points after a see-sawing four quarters.
Willunga and Mount Compass then played out a thriller of their own yesterday in the elimination final (11.14 80 to 12.7 79), with the Demons winning a heartstopper by one point in overtime after being deadlocked all afternoon.
Defending champions McLaren Districts will next face Myponga/Sellicks in the qualifying final, while Willunga will take on Victor Harbor in the semi-final.
RIVER MURRAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
A blistering third quarter has helped Mypolonga win their first final since 2019, with the Tigers claiming a 48-point win over Coorong Cats yesterday (11.10 76 to 4.4 28) in the River Murray elimination final.
The Tigers kicked five goals to one in the third after a low-scoring first half, with Pat Davies and Riley Robinson leading the way for Mypolonga.
Saturday’s qualifying final saw Jervois remain undefeated with a 23-point win over Imperial (12.10 82 to 9.5 59), meaning the Bluds will now face Southern Mallee for a spot in the grand final next weekend.
Imperial and Mypolonga will now face off in the second semi-final to keep their seasons going.