Honestly expected Hurley out would cost me this final with Tomlinson as the key defender to replace him not with anything close to same scoring ability.

As it turns out the opposition key defender Tom McDonald put in a shocker which assisted my team still being in it and then Tom Mitchell and Dayne Beams midfield powered us on into the grand final with just enough edge.
This means SKFC as minor premiers go out in straight sets in finals which is always hard to take but tends to happen once in a while where and wonderful home and away season is not replicated at finals time when it counts.

Next weeks grand final will be between Port Douglas Pilgrims coached by MovingUpward and my Port Phillip Bay Pirates.

Interestingly my Pirates have gone premiers, wooden spoon and premiers the last 3 seasons and with Pilgrims wooden spooners last year it means if they win next week the last two premiers have gone from wooden spoon to flag the following year.
I will be hoping not to let that strange situation unfold and will be aiming to try to take out back to back flags and our 3rd FDL flag in total.

Team Sth Krispy Fried Chickens Team Port Phillip Bay Pirates
Position Player Score Position Player Score
LBP Roberton, Dylan 86 LBP Shaw, Heath 114
FUB McDonald, Tom 49 FUB Lever, Jake 83
RBP McDonald, Luke 94 RBP Murphy, Robert 69
LHB Ellis, Brandon 110 LHB Whitfield, Lachie 134
CHB May, Steven 120 CHB Tomlinson, Adam 45
RHB Burgoyne, Shaun 101 RHB Hunter, Lachie 92
LWI Zaharakis, David 137 LWI Daniel, Caleb 88
CEN Priddis, Matt 128 CEN Liberatore, Tom 103
RUC Tippett, Kurt 83 RUC Kreuzer, Matthew 89
RRO Ebert, Brad 76 RRO Swallow, David 88
ROV Dangerfield, Patrick 146 ROV Mitchell, Tom 161
RWI Adams, Taylor 107 RWI Beams, Dayne 148
LHF Billings, Jack 96 LHF Heeney, Isaac 90
CHF Kennedy, Josh J. 78 CHF Dixon, Charlie 122
RHF Acres, Blake 89 RHF Hoskin-Elliott, Will 105
LFP McGovern, Mitch 120 LFP Curnow, Charlie 123
FUF Riewoldt, Nick 80 FUF Cameron, Jeremy 77
RFP McLean, Toby 120 RFP Bellchambers, Tom 128
IC1 Mumford, Shane 71 IC1 Shiel, Dylan 66
IC2 Cotchin, Trent 64 IC2 Miller, Touk 71
IC3 McDonald, Oscar 44 IC3 Savage, Shane 76
IC4 Tyson, Dom 70 IC4 Daniher, Joe 61
EM1 McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony 107 EM1 Byrne, Ciaran 78
EM2 Maynard, Brayden 66 EM2 Ryan, Luke 60
EM3 Crisp, Jack 65 EM3 Dumont, Trent 60
EM4 - EM4 -
EM5 - EM5 -
On Field 1,820 On Field 1,859
Bench 125 Bench 137
Team Raw Score 1945 Team Raw Score 1996
players played 22 players played 22
Avg 88.39 Avg 90.73