BOMADERRY Tigers’ 2014 AFL South Coast campaign has come to end with a 10.4.64 to 7.8.50 loss to Northern Districts in the elimination final at Tom Smith oval.
From the opening quarter it looked like being Norths’ day, as they went to quarter time with a handy lead thanks to their 4.1.25 to the Tigers’ 1.2.8.
With their season on the line, Bomaderry rallied in the second and third quarters.
The second period saw the Tigers out-kick Norths 2.3.15 to 1.1.7.
It was a similar story in the next quarter and Bomaderry took a five-point lead into three-quarter time thanks to their 3.2.20 in the third period to Norths’ 1.0.6.
It was a completely different story in the final period however as Norths found their kicking boots again.
Bomaderry’s 1.1.7 was never going to be enough as Norths came home with a wet sail to kick 4.2.26 and send the Tigers packing.
At West Street Oval, Wollongong Bulldogs are the first side into the 2014 premiership decider after downing Kiama Power 11.12.78 – 6.4.40.
The Power actually started the better of the two sides and held a slime lead at quarter time thanks to their 2.2.14 to the Dogs’ 1.4.10.
That would be the final lead the Power would have all game as the Dogs took control.
Wollongong booted six majors in the period and kept the Power scoreless to take a 32 point lead into the main break.
Kiama produced a respectable 3.2.20 in the third quarter, but the Dogs kept pace with their 2.3.15.
The Power needed a big final term, but they couldn’t deliver and only managed one goal for the fourth quarter and the Dogs put the game to bed with their 2.5.17.
In reserve grade Ulladulla are first through to the grand final after they knocked off Wollongong 10.6.66 – 4.7.31.
While Ulladulla were strong in attack their defence was good as well as they didn’t let the Bulldogs kick a major until the third quarter.
The Bulldogs get a second bite at the cherry and will play Figtree next weekend for a shot at a rematch with Ulladulla in the decider.
Figtree ended Bomaderry’s season with a 12.8.80 – 4.2.32 win in the elimination final.
Bomaderry took a four point lead to quarter time, but had no luck from there as the Kangaroos clicked in to gear and ran away with it with five goal quarters in the second and third terms.