Football has been suspended for one week

WIN: McLaren celebrates its win. It will now face Mount Compass for the last grand final spot. Photo: Andrew Batten.
WIN: McLaren celebrates its win. It will now face Mount Compass for the last grand final spot. Photo: Andrew Batten.

COVID-19 has struck with no sport to be played this weekend, but the Great Southern Football League plans to keep the women's' finals and men's season on track.

President Terry Corcoran said the GSFLW finals will be pushed out by a week, with preliminary finals to be held at Mount Compass on August 1 and the grand finals at Strathalbyn on August 8.

The first round of GSFLW finals was played on Sunday, July 18.

Willunga defeated Mount Compass to score an immediate place in the grand final, 6.2 (38) to 3.3 (21), while McLaren knocked out Goolwa/Port Elliot to keep their finals hopes alive, 4.7 (31) to 2.2 (14).

Mount Compass will now play McLaren on August 1 to battle for the remaining grand final spot.

In the under 17s, Willunga beat Yankalilla to advance to the grand final, while Mount Compass was knocked out by Goolwa/Port Elliot.

Read a full report on the first round of finals in next week's edition or at victorharbortimes.com.au

The men's season will be reshuffled to have round 14's games played at the end of the minor round.

"Regarding the loss of round 14 due to the COVID lockdown, the League has had a long hard think, and to minimise disruption and to get all 18 rounds played, it is now proposed that we continue with round 15 onwards as they are set - and after round 18 we play round 14, as the last minor round match on Saturday, August 28," Mr Corcoran said.

At this stage it is also proposed the Mini Colts Carnival will move to Sunday, August 29.

The GSFL final series will move forward by one week and be rescheduled with the following dates:

  • September 4 - Qualifying Final - Strathalbyn
  • September 5 - Elimination Final - Willunga
  • September 11 - Second Semi Final - Myponga
  • September 12 - First Semi Final - McLaren Vale
  • September 18 - Preliminary Final - Encounter Bay
  • September 25 - Bye due to AFL grand final
  • October 2 - GSFL Grand Final - Yankalilla

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