BOMADERRY will play in their fourth consecutive Shoalhaven District Football Association first grade final after defeating St Georges Basin 4-2 in Saturday's major semi-final.
At South Nowra's Ison Park, it took 40 minutes for anyone to find the back of the net - with the drought being broken by the competition's top marksman Brendan Kellett.
On the stroke of half-time, the Tigers' lead was doubled when Brock Toscan hit the ball past Basin goalkeeper Alexander Morvai.
Try as they might, the competition champions couldn't break through Bomaderry's resilient defence, which was made worse in the 73rd minute when Kellett scored his second - taking his season tally to 13.
One minute later, the Dragons showed life and had their first through the boot of substitute Tyrone Nye-Williams.
The red and whites then made it 3-2 in the 87th minute when skipper Brenden Hobbs squeezed the ball into the Bomaderry net.
But any chance of a courageous comeback was put to bed less than 60 seconds later when Toscan doubled his tally, to make it 4-2 and keep alive their dreams of a second Blackmore Bolden Shield in four years.
In the dying stages, Basin's Benjamin Cubbo was red-carded, meaning he will miss Saturday's preliminary final fixture with Shoalhaven United, who defeated Huskisson-Vincentia.
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Earlier on in reserves grade's major semi-final, Shoalhaven United edged Huskisson 2-1.
The Bears took the lead in the 66th minute through skipper Mathew Fuz before the minor premiers hit back through Timothy Eastment eight minutes later.
Neither team could break the deadlock, seeing the match go to extra-time.
In the 119th minute, the Bears were awarded a penalty, which Fuz calmly slotted past Carl Lang, to secure his side a memorable win and a spot in the decider.
Finally, the first team into the third grade final is Huskisson, who overpowered Illaroo 3-1.
Chris Button opened the scoring for the Seagulls after just three minutes before captain Nathan Byron doubled their lead in the 58th minute.
Button's second, in the 73rd minute, sealed the result before the Roos managed a consolation goal through James Godwin in the 77th minute.