Bridgewater has won its fourth LVFL flag in a row after holding off Bears Lagoon-Serpentine by eight points in the grand final on Saturday. The Mean Machine won 15.11 (101) to 13.15 (93) at Marong.
In what was a grand final that lived up to its pre-match hype, the Mean Machine fought back from a slow start after conceding the first four goals of the game.
From 27 points down at quarter-time, Bridgewater had the better of the second and third terms, kicking 12 goals to four to lead by 22 points going into the final quarter.
And when Callum Prest and Alex Collins kicked the first two goals of the final term for Bridgewater, the game looked over when its lead ballooned out to a game-high 35 points.
However, the Bears wouldn't lie down and finished the game full of run.
The Bears kicked the last four goals of the match, including two to Rohan Nolan, but their gallant comeback fell eight points short.
Bridgewater full-forward Collins won the best on ground medal.
Collins kicked seven goals, including four in the second term when the Mean Machine stormed back into the game.
Other standouts for the Mean Machine included Prest, Cameron Hayes, Taylor Strachan, Brad Rohde (three goals), Darren Clutton and Adam Parry.
Nick Arthur and Nolan kicked three goals each for the Bears.
Nolan, James Orr, Nathan McNally, Justin Wilson, Arthur and Brodie Leonard-Shannon were the Bears' best players.
Meanwhile, in the A grade netball, YCW claimed the premiership.
The Eagles defeated arch-rivals Mitiamo by three goals, 33-30.