Victor Harbor and Langhorne Creek have between them won the past four Great Southern Netball Association A-grade grand finals, and they may make it the best of five at Myponga on Saturday, September 14.
The clubs – and their coaches, Victor’s Pauline Edwards and Langhorne Creek’s Kay Hender – have enjoyed a healty rivalry in recent years with ther Hawks holding the shield in 2009, Victor the next two years, and the Hawks again last year.
After going through this home-and-away season unbeaten, Victor Harbor won its way straight into the grand final by beating Langhorne Creek in the second semi-final 52-36, leaving the Hawks to play Myponga in the preliminary final at McLaren Vale on Saturday. Myponga won its first semi-final against Mount Compass 58-30.
Minor premier Encounter Bay will launch its Great Southern Football League finals campaign in the second semi-final against Willunga at Encounter Bay on Saturday. It will be another big occasion for the Eagles’ Ian Perrie, who won the Mail Medal with 27 votes, three clear of Willunga’s Mitch Portlock.
Willunga beat Langhorne Creek in the qualifying final by 34 points, while Strathalbyn eliminated Victor Harbor by 17. Now its the Hawks and Roosters in the first semi-final at Goolwa on Sunday. The grand final will be played at Willunga on Saturday, September 21.