HUSKISSON-Vincentia White have locked in their spot in the Shoalhaven District Football Association women's first grade semi-finals on Tuesday, by defeating Milton-Ulladulla 3-1.
At the Huskisson Sporting Field, the visitors took the lead in the 12th minute through Caylie Wise, before the hosts, coached by Heather Moorcroft and Trish Burnham, levelled the scores just after half-time when Tara Mcinally found the back of the net.
After this strike, it was all Seagulls, as goals from Kaitlyn Sennitt (69th minute) and Emma Betts (79th) secured the two-goal win.
"This was a fabulous team effort all round," Moorcroft said.
"Nellie [Gray] did excellent work from the right midfield, providing solid crosses which paid off with goals to Tara [Mcinally] and Emma [Betts].
"Kaitlyn [Sennitt] was strong in the forwards, never giving up, chasing everything down and being rewarded with a goal.
"Finally, the defence by the midfielders and fullbacks helped ensure we didn't allow too many opportunities for Milton, which was great considering they have some dangerous attacking options."
This victory moved the third-placed Seagulls up to 42 points, creating a seven-point gap on Milton, who sit in fourth - with two rounds remaining.
Sitting ahead of the Seagulls are the undefeated Illaroo Red, who edged second-placed Shoalhaven Heads-Berry Blue 2-nil at Vic Zealand Oval.
The Roos 18th straight win for the campaign was secured goals to Amanda Carney (57th) and Jessica Muir (71st).
This result moves the Roos up onto 57 points, with the Sharks remaining on 43.
Elsewhere, Shoalhaven United kept their finals dreams alive by ousting Bomaderry 3-2 at Lyrebird Park.
Strikes from Shaylee Meehan (ninth and 61st) and Lauren Trenerry (70th) secured the Bears all three points, despite goals from Tigers' Abbey Patrick (56th) and Sophie Martin (62nd).
Another team still in the hunt for a spot in the top four are Callala, who thrashed Heads Maroon 8-nil.
Leading the way for the Brumbies was Alicia Boome, who scored goals in the 22nd, 46th, 51st 64th and 68th minutes.
The other three goals were scored by Kristy Price (32nd), Melissa Siavelis (34th) and Larni Marsterson (44th).
In other games, goals from Lead Dodd (57th) and Talia Atfield (64th) helped Illaroo Green defeat Culburra 2-nil, while a Melissa Sloan strike in the 27th minute was enough for Sussex to claim maximum points against St Georges Basin White - which hurts the latter's finals hopes.
In the penultimate round, Milton host Culburra, Illaroo Red take on United, Bomaderry play Illaroo Green, Huskisson battle Callala, Basin clash with Heads Blue and Heads Maroon entertain Sussex.
"In the coming weeks leading into finals, we need to concentrate on finishing off our chances and completing our passes more consistently," Huskisson co-coach Burnham said.
"If we stay calm and make the easy play, I know there's another level we can get to ahead of finals."