THE Bomaderry Tigers were just 45 seconds away from claiming back-to-back AFL South Coast women's premiership flags, before heartbreak struck against the Wollongong Bulldogs.
Geoff Gibbs' Tigers raced out to 1.1-7 to 0.4-4 lead by quarter-time - an advantage they extended to nine points by the main break.
At the end of three periods, Bomaderry led by nine points.
As the clock ticked down, the Tigers lead was five points, thanks to two quick behinds.
But in the final minute, disaster struck for the Tigers, as the Bulldogs went the length of North Dalton Park - on a counter attack - which led to Kyrsty Bishop soccering the ball through for a goal and putting Wollongong in front for the first time in the match.
By the time the ball got back to the centre square for the ball-up, the clock had nearly expired, handing the Dogs the women's premier division premiership.
In the loss, India Patmore (two) and best of ground Brooke Swankie kicked majors, as Sophie Phillips, Emma Dempsey, Jess Liddiard and Bridget Kellett all played strongly.
Earlier in the day, Nowra-Albatross went down in the maiden grand final, losing 9.11-65 to 3.3-21 to the Bulldogs.
In the division one men's loss, the Vikings' goals were kicked by Brad Barnes, Michael Pelda and Tristan Wisniewski.
Saturday also saw the Ulladulla Dockers win both the division one women's and division two men's deciders.
The Dockers downed Dapto City in the women's match 4.5-29 to 1.1-7 behind classy performances by Meg Buchanan, Melanie Staunton, Kristelle Westbrook, Luxmi Selvakumaran, Shannon Lloyd and Bethany Crouch.
While Ulladulla's men held off a late charge by Northern Districts to win 5.12-42 to 5.1-31.
The fifth and final match of the day saw the Wollongong Lions win their third men's premier crown in four years, edging out the Figtree Kangaroos 8.12-60 to 7.2-44.
The Lions' victory was set up by five goals from Sam Wilson, with Will Cook, Jesse Price and Toby Bishop also kicking majors - as Kuiam Anu, Jake Hogarth, Saxon Forrest and Christos Panagakos were all solid.