Finals all set after West hold on

FINALS BOOKED: West Augusta will hope to fare better against Lions when they clash in the First Semi Final on Sunday. Photo: Ethan Nitz Photography.

FINALS BOOKED: West Augusta will hope to fare better against Lions when they clash in the First Semi Final on Sunday. Photo: Ethan Nitz Photography.

Minor premiers Solomontown and reigning premiers South Augusta will collide in a blockbuster Semi Final this weekend, after a routine final round saw the top four sides book their place in the finals.

Last year's runner-up Proprietary/Risdon and a resurgent West Augusta will contest the cut-throat first Semi Final, with both teams' seasons on the line.

With the top three spots already locked up, the only question in the last minor round of season 2021 was whether Central or West would take the last finals spot.

Both sides recorded a loss in Round 15, meaning West secured fourth spot thanks to a healthy percentage lead over the Roosters.

Centrtal were outmatched by South, who romped to a 43-point win at Central Oval on the back of five goals by Jamahl Mckenzie.

After a relatively even opening term a five goals to two second quarter helped set up the win for the Bulldogs, with Reid (two), Heron, McKenzie and Kildea all getting in on the act.

South would run out 13.9 (87) to 6.8 (44) winners and had contributors all around the ground, including Jaylon Wingfield, Kriston Thompson and Caleb Ritter.

It was a sad way for Central's up and down season to end, with a whimper and not a bang. Jason Dare-Ryan, Ryan Kuerschner and Dylan Baker all fought hard for the Roosters.

The result meant the outcome of West's game against Lions made little difference, and lucky for the Hawks as they were completely blown away in the first quarter.

The six goal opening term set the tone for the match, and Proprietary/Risdon led the whole way to a 45-point victory, 13.17 (95) to 6.4 (40).

Luke Edwards had four goals for Lions who go in heavy favourites in their rematch with West this weekend. The Hawks will be hoping to take some lessons out of this loss and apply them in then final.

Joel Palmer, Tyler Eckert, and Andrew Wright all had great games for Lions, while Anthony Oliphant, Luke Patterson and Jordan Fuller record two goals each.

The last match of Round 15 saw Solomontown dine out on Port, blowing them away in the second term before romping to a 61-poin win.

Corey Davey (three goals), Jonathon Hayes and Tom Head (two goals) all starred in the 15.18 (108) to 6.11 (47) victory.

This weekend's finals will be played in Port Pirie and Port Augusta, with Sollies and South playing at Memorial Oval on Saturday and Lions and West clashing at Cental Oval on Sunday.

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