PEARCEDALE are through to the next round of the finals after beating Devon Meadows in a do-or-die elimination final clash.
Pearcedale got out to a good 24 point lead at half-time, but Devon Meadows managed to chip back the lead. Heading into the final term Pearcedale led by just one point.
A three goals to zero final quarter sealed Devon Meadows’ fate. Pearcedale ran away with it, going on to claim a hard-fought 8.11 (59) to 11.20 (86) win.
Huw Jones, Travis Bravo, Jake Frawley, and Archie McGuiness were Pearcedale’s best.
Somerville’s finals campaign is off to a great start. They defeated Karingal Bulls at RJ Rowley Reserve on Saturday.
The Bulls raced out of the gates and took an early lead, but after quarter-time it was all Somerville.
Karingal scored just two goals in the last three quarters of the game. Somerville capitalised and claimed a 25 point victory 6.9 (45) to 10.10 (70). Lachlan Sharp was one of the best on field, with his two goals coming in handy.
Ladder leaders Langwarrin are back in action this Saturday, playing Somerville in the semi-final at Chelsea Recreation Reserve from 2pm. The undefeated Kangaroos had their final round match called off due to bad weather, meaning it has been two weeks since they last played.
The other semi-final will see Karingal take on Pearcedale at RJ Rowley Reserve. The two sides will do battle this Sunday at 2pm.
FRANKSTON Bombers secured a finals berth with a thumping win over Rosebud on Saturday.
With the other results of the day going against them, the Bombers needed to win to make the top five. The Bombers were excellent from the first bounce, and had little trouble putting Rosebud away.
Frankston Bombers went on to win by 122 points – 23.12 (150) to 3.10 (28). Former Western Bulldog Jarrad Grant was best afield, scoring seven goals. Jake Batchelor kicked four.
Pines finished sixth. They defeated second-place Mt Eliza by 21 to give themselves a chance of playing finals, but the Bombers’ win meant they fell just short.
The 9.7 (61) to 5.10 (40) defeat saw the Redlegs slip to third on the ladder. Bonbeach took second spot by beating Dromana 8.11 (59) to 14.10 (94).
Ladder leaders Frankston YCW bounced back from a tough defeat the week prior to smash Edithvale-Aspendale by 91 points. The defeat means Edi-Asp have finished the 2022 season on bottom of the Division One ladder.
Kyle Hutchison, Blake Mullane, Bailey Schmidt, and Luca Goonan were named in the best for the Stonecats.
Red Hill closed out their season with a 25 point win over Sorrento in a dead rubber match.
The Division One finals begin this Saturday at Baxter Park. Bonbeach will play Mt Eliza in the qualifying final at 2pm. Dromana will face Frankston Bombers in an elimination final at Olympic Park in Rosebud on Sunday, 2pm.