As the Box Hill Hawks continue their march through September, a number of listed personnel can boast the same with their community clubs; putting it all on the line in the name of finals football.
In the Eastern Football League, Mackenzie Doreian and his Blackburn teammates accounted for Doncaster to the tune of 21 points, to secure a preliminary final berth.
The Panthers will meet South Croydon, who despite a performance from Nick Evans which landed him amongst the best, fell to Vermont. The Bulldogs will now have to rely on their double chance if they are to face the Eagles again, for the opportunity to go back-to-back in what would be a 2017 grand final rematch.
In the Amateurs, two goals from Ned Reeves put St. Kevin’s on their way to defeat Old Trinity by a comfortable 63 points, setting up a grand final showdown against the Collegians, with the two top teams now to fight it out for the premiership.
Liam Mackie starred for Old Carey, booting three goals to help his side to a narrow four-point victory against the University Blacks; the result propelling them into next week’s grand final, where they will be out to atone for their semi-final loss to rivals, St. Bernard’s.
Unfortunately over on the Peninsula, the finals campaign of Ryan McGannon and the Mt. Eliza Redlegs has been cut short, as they went down valiantly to Sorrento