BIRCHIP-Watchem and Wycheproof-Narraport will clash in the North Central league grand final for the second year in a row.
The Bulls set up a re-match of last year against the Demons with their 18.12 (120) to 12.10 (82) preliminary final victory over Sea Lake Nandaly on Saturday.
The Bulls kicked 15 of their 18 goals during the second and last quarters and at one stage during the first half had piled on 10 unanswered.
Nathan Gordon (five goals) took best on ground honours for the Bulls, who also had Stephen Paulke kick five and Lachlan Foott chip in with three goals.
The Tigers trailed by 39 points at half-time, but a 7.4 to 0.3 third term gave them a four-point lead at the final change, before the Bulls booted the final seven goals.
It’s the second year in a row the Tigers have bowed out in the preliminary final, with their best player Brad Collins, while veteran Jordan Doering slotted four goals.
Meanwhile, Wedderburn’s A Grade netball team will miss its first grand final since 2009 after going down 52-47 to Donald.
• Netball results:
A Grade – Donald 52 d Wedderburn 47.
B Grade – Donald 37 d Boort 26.
C Grade – Donald 50 d Birchip-Watchem 31.
16-Under A – not supplied.
16-Under B – Wedderburn 26 d Sea Lake Nandaly 22.
13-Under A – Boort 15 d Donald 12.
• Hockey results:
Men – Boort 1 d Wycheproof-Narraport 0.
Women – St Arnaud 4 d Charlton 3.
Under-15 – Wycheproof-Narraport 2 d Boort 1.
Under-12 – Boort 4 d Donald 2.
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