Great Southern football is now deep into finals territory

THE BEST: Willunga under 12 Mini Colts team reigned supreme in the grand final at Encounter Bay oval. They defeated McLaren by seven points.
THE BEST: Willunga under 12 Mini Colts team reigned supreme in the grand final at Encounter Bay oval. They defeated McLaren by seven points.

Now there are three left and McLaren continues its Cinderella run into September.

McLaren disposed of Willunga on Sunday by two points in what was one of the games of the year.

Langhorne Creek and Mount Compass did not disappoint either, as both teams battered each other to where at one stage in the last quarter with only four minutes to go, the margin was only two points.

What two great games of Great Southern Football League football we were treated to on the weekend.

Being a knockout final the match between McLaren and Willunga had everything.

McLaren’s inaccuracy looked late in the game if it would be too costly, but Mutton stood up to bang his sixth goal through and McLaren live on. Watchman and Mutton are imposing figures.

Willunga would be shattered, as they already have three teams through to the grand final and their Mini Colts won their grand final.

The Demons are a great club and one every club aspires to emulate. Bass, Altus, Cook, Ross, Beath, Ficken, Williams and Alexopoulos have had great years.

Minor premiers Mount Compass left too bigger margin to chase in the second semi final and will need a four quarter effort if they are to defend their premiership throne in Saturday’s preliminary final against McLaren.

Veide, the Corbett boys, Hoban, Schultz, Pittaway and Davis will be up against Proctor, Lawrie, Ellis, Vandeleur, the Mathews brothers and Gill and both sides have potent forward targets.

Brokenshire will go to Mutton and McKenzie to Watchman, while Zohar will tackle Pinyon, Kahl will go to Ellis and possibly Bollenhagen to Ziggy Vitkunas.

What a great game this should be, with the winner getting the opportunity to play Langhorne Creek for the 2018 Great Southern Football League premiership.

Kiss Of Death – Mount Compass by 7 points.

Preliminary Final will be held on Saturday, September 15 at McLaren Vale. Gates open at 8am, $10 admission, $5 pension card.

Commencing at 9.30am is the Junior Colts (Times of play 2 x 15,  No Time on and 2 x 15 plus Time on) –       Encounter Bay v Strathalbyn. Goal Umpires; Ethan Fox, Bob Martin.

Senior Colt (Times of play 2 x 20 NTO and 2 x 15 plus TO) – Encounter Bay v Victor Harbor. Goal Umpires;     Wally Graetz, Derek Docking.

Reserves (Times of play 2 x 20 NTO and 2 x 15 plus TO) – McLaren v Myponga Sellicks. Goal Umpires    Bob Martin, CSFLUP.

A Grade (Times of play 4 x 22 plus TO) – McLaren v Mt Compass. Goal Umpires; Wally Graetz, Derek Docking.

Draws in all games including the A Grade grand final will be decided by five minutes extra time each end.

There is to be no longer than eight minutes between one game ending and the next starting.

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