Round 9 sets stage for finals
The early game was a tough encounter from the opening throw up. In a decisive second quarter, the Blues turned a 5-point defecit into an 8-point advantage, which they managed to maintain in the second half. The Dogs were down a man for the second half, but threw themselves relentlessly at the contest. In the end, the Blues had a little more talent spread across the ground and kicked goals just when it looked like the Dogs would threaten.
The second game was alow scoring, but tough encounter. The winner qualified for a finals birth against the Blues, while the loser played their last game. The Cougars had a little more zip in the midfield and gave their forwards more opportunity. The Eagles battled with a limited bench, a sight seen too often this year, but they went down fighting.