Victor Harbor were down and out on Saturday in the preliminary final when they slipped to be three goals down with only 10 minutes to play against Langhorne Creek.
The Roos had surrendered the game from midway in the second term to mid way in the fourth, as the Hawks had all the play and looked the better side. At quarter time, Victor Harbor held a slender one point lead, but a two goal burst in the second term, led by Roberts, had the Hawks three points up at half time.
Laan, Roberts and Duffy were playing well for the Hawks, as they were far more efficient in front of goal. The third term it was all Langhorne Creek as they peppered the goal mouth to register 1-3, but to Victor’s credit they managed one solitary goal.
Being six points up to start the last, the Hawks kicked the first two of the quarter and the game seemed over, but Victor Harbor kicked three goals in 10 minutes to steal the match and win the game by three points. Craig, McLaren, McCallum, Mulhern and Simmons played well for the Roos to catapult the side into the grand final.