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Collegians trounced St Bede’s/Mentone Tigers in the Premier 2nd semi final in an emphatic display at Sportscover today. The Lions kicked five into tthe wind in an opening gambit that stunned the Brindisians, who despite the early setback, worked their way back into the game. When Darcy Holden goaled in the first minute of the final term, only 12 points separated them. A minute later, Hiwad Shakaib went down with what appeared to be a serious knee injury and the Lions smashed them, booting another seven to run out easy winners.The Purples will play in their third grand final in four seasons on 18 September and will know their opponent next Sunday night .
At Sandy, Caulfield Grammarians won promotion to Premier section when they defeated St Kevin’s by 22 points. Aided by the breeze, the Fieldsmen roared back from a nineteen point deficit to kick seven goals in the final stanza to win the game.
At Central Reserve, Werribee Districts got eight goals from Nat Black as they put AJAX away early and won promotion to Premier B for the first time. Jake Lew got five for the Jackers, who saved their best until last.
Banyule proved strong for NOBSPC at Northcote. Adam Barclay booted five for the Bears as they shrugged off the NOBs challenge late in the game.
Tim Maya and Pete Cristoforo slotted five each as the Four Blues walloped Yarra Valley to win promotion and a spot in the Div 3 Grand Final.
Swinburne exited in straight sets, beaten by Richmond Central. James Egan kicked five for the victors, who win promotion to Div 3 and will meet St Francis Xavier for the flag next week.