BONBEACH has got its finals campaign off to a dream start.
The Sharks played Mt Eliza in the qualifying final last Saturday. A seven goals to zero first half saw Bonbeach put the game away early.
The Redlegs had trouble hitting the scoreboard all day. They were a little better in the second half, but still couldn’t get near the impressive Sharks.
Bonbeach ran out 48 point winners over Mt Eliza 11.10 (76) to 3.10 (28). The Redlegs will have one more chance to restart their season this weekend.
Dromana’s 2022 season has come to an end at the hands of Frankston Bombers.
The Bombers and Tigers faced off in an elimination final at Olympic Park in Rosebud.
The two sides looked equal throughout the game, with Dromana up by two points at the final break. The Bombers put their foot down in the final term, going on to claim a 19 point win.
A five goals to two final quarter sealed Dromana’s fate. The final score was Dromana 6.13 (49) to Frankston Bombers 9.14 (68).
Jason Kingsbury and Khan Haretuku impressed for Frankston. Jarrad Grant was also important with a three goal effort.
The next round of finals kicks off at 2pm this Saturday, 3 September. Frankston YCW and Bonbeach will do battle at Rosebud with a grand final berth on the line. At 2pm on Sunday, Mt Eliza and Frankston Bombers will play in a do-or-die clash at Baxter Park.
LANGWARRIN has earned its way into the 2022 MPNFL division two grand final.
The Kangaroos were good from the outset, stamping their authority on the game with a six goals to one opening term.
Langwarrin kept Somerville at arm’s length throughout the afternoon. Although Somerville chipped the lead back in the final term, they still succumbed to defeat 16.11 (107) to 13.8 (86).
Blake Peach and Gerard Brown scored three goals each for the undefeated Kangaroos.
Karingal and Pearcedale played off in a thriller on Sunday to decide who would join Somerville in the preliminary final.
The Bulls came into the game without forward Riley D’arcy, who will miss the finals through suspension.
It was a game of swinging momentum, with the lead changing hands at each break of play. Heading into the final term Pearcedale had a strong 26 point advantage.
The Bulls were awesome in the final term, bringing the game back to level terms with the clock ticking down.
With just seconds left to play, the ball fell into the hands of Dale Alanis in Karingal’s forward-50. Alanis kept his cool and slotted the ball home to claim the win for his side.
Karingal scored a famous win 17.13 (115) to 17.7 (109).
Somerville and Karingal will play for a chance at grand final glory this weekend. The preliminary final will be at 2pm on Saturday, 3 September, at RJ Rowley Reserve. The winner advances to the grand final at Skybus Stadium the following Saturday afternoon.