Heywood grabs grand final spot
HEYWOOD will return to the South West District Football Netball League grand final stage after cementing their position on Saturday, with a 10.9 (69) to 8.12 (60) triumph against Westerns in the preliminary final at Coleraine.
The Lions continued their impressive form from the past six weeks to control the game early and get the Roos on the back foot.
Despite finishing the season in fourth place on the ladder and starting their premiership defence from the elimination final, the Lions have hit peak form at the right time of the season and are now headed to the grand final – to be played at Portland’s Hanlon Park on Saturday – to take on Tyrendarra.
For the Roos, it was a disappointing end to the season.
After finishing on top of the ladder two games clear of the field, they failed to win a final and for the second year in a row were tipped out at the preliminary final stage.