The Lions approached the game against South Augusta with some confidence after four consecutive victories but South proved too strong.
A win against South would have consolidated Lions’ position in the four however instead Props/Risdon lost by more than eight goals.
South was also in good form and in a keen tussle with Sollies for top of the ladder so the stage was set for an intense contest at the start of the game.
Lions opened the game confidently as expected.
Tom Harmer was a threat up forward for the Lions with his strong marking and helped his side to an early lead.
South steadied as the quarter progressed to move within seven point at the end of the quarter.
The second quarter saw more of South’s play-makers providing their forwards with greater opportunities, especially for Chris Heron.
Lions applied dogged resistance but a number of unforced errors were proving costly and South led by 14 points at half-time.
The third quarter produced some of the best football of the game.
South was able to edge a little further ahead to lead by 19 points at three-quarter time.
Young Lions Tyler Eckert and Dylan Butler were playing fine games in defence for Lions.
South’s Damien Dohnt was proving elusive in attack, while both Jake Collins and Jason Lukich were making their presence felt.
South dominated the final quarter to kick away with five goals to nil from the Lions - proving too strong for the home side in the end.
The result consolidated South’s position for the double chance, while for the Lions’ disappointingly indifferent last quarter has intensified its struggle for a final four position.