THE Nowra-Albatross Vikings have fallen one win short of AFL South Coast premiership glory after losing to Figtree in Saturday's division one men's grand final.
At North Dalton Park, in a battle between two undefeated sides, the Vikings jumped out of the gates to lead 3.3-21 to 1.3-9 at quarter-time.
The Kangaroos then surged back into the contest, to take a two-point lead into the main break.
That Figtree lead extended to five points by three-quarter-time, in the see-sawing affair.
But a five-goal to one final period by Figtree sealed the 12.9-81 to 8.6-54 victory - handing the Vikings their second straight loss in a decider.
In the defeat, Michael Pelda (four), Lachlan Holmes (three) and Adam Weller kick goals, as Taigen Dubbelde, Jakob Ellings, Liam James and Joseph McDonald did all they could for the Vikings.
In other AFLSC senior grand finals played on Saturday, Figtree smashed Wollongong Bulldogs 19.15-129 to 3.7-25, to secure their first men's premier division title.
While the Wollongong Saints capped off their undefeated campaign by thrashing Bulldogs 13.7-85 to 1.0-6 in the women's premier division decider.
These three results come two weeks after Figtree and Shellharbour claimed the division two mens and division one women's crowns respectively - meaning the former won all three men's titles on offer in 2020, which has never been done before in the AFLSC competition.
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