Soccer finals series kicks off

TOUGH TASK: Epsom women's captain Paige Gordon will lead her team into battle against Shepparton United.
TOUGH TASK: Epsom women's captain Paige Gordon will lead her team into battle against Shepparton United.

Grand final berths are up for grabs when the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League finals series starts on Sunday.

In the men’s division one major semi-final, championship winners Eaglehawk host Shepparton South at Truscott Reserve from 3pm. The winner advances straight to the grand final on October 8.

In the cut-throat minor semi-final, third-placed Epsom is at home to Shepparton United from 3pm. The winner will play the loser of the Eaglehawk-Shepparton South game in the preliminary final. 

In women’s division one major semi-final, second-placed Epsom has the unenviable task of tackling championship winners Shepparton United. Epsom lost to Shepparton United both times they met in the championship season. The big game is at Epsom from 11am.

In the elimination final, Moama-Echuca hosts fourth-placed Shepparton South.

The major semi-final in men’s division two will be played at Epsom at 12.30pm.

Championship winners Strathdale go into the game against Shepparton United as warm favourites.

In the minor semi-final, Eaglehawk is at home to Shepparton South.

Youth division championship winners Epsom host Shepparton South in the major semi-final at 10am.

Golden City and Strathdale clash in the elimination final at Truscott Reserve from 10am.

Meanwhile, the BASL junior soccer grand finals will be played at Epsom-Huntly Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

Grand finals start from 9am, with the last game scheduled for 1pm.