The stage is set for Bendigo Junior Football League grand final day after a thrilling round of preliminary finals were played the weekend.
Six of the 12 preliminary finals were decided by two goals or less.
The under-18 girls and under-15 girls games went down to the wire.
In the under-18 girls, Golden Square upstaged an innacurate Strathfieldsaye by three points.
The Storm were on the right side of the ledger in the under-15 girls, defeating Kyneton by three points.
The closest result of preliminary final weekend was in under-12C, with a straight-kicking Kangaroo Flat defeating Strathfieldsaye 3.0 (18) to 2.5 (17).
The schedule for the BJFL grand finals will be released later this week.
Preliminary final results from the weekend:
Under-18 girls – Strathfieldsaye 1.8 (14) lost to Golden Square 2.5 (17).
Goals – Strathfieldsaye: E. Galtieri. Golden Square: B. Hards, E. Turnbull.
Best – Strathfieldsaye: T. Slender, M. Tupper, A. Bailey, E. Long, A. Bertani, M. McGregor. Golden Square: B. Heiden, B. Hards, A. Strahan, M. Pianta, M. Gallagher, T. Bollard.
Under-15 girls – Strathfieldsaye 5.6 (36) d Kyneton 5.3 (33).
Goals – Strathfieldsaye: N. Bratby 2, I. Power 2, M. Curnow. Kyneton: P. Koliba 2, G. Cooper, A. Thompson, l. Collins.
Best – Strathfieldsaye: not supplied. Kyneton: P. Koliba, L. Turner, L. Freeman, E. Bell, A. Thompson, S. Orritt.
Under-16 seniors – South Bendigo 9.4 (58) d Strathfieldsaye 6.10 (46).
Goals – South Bendigo: T. Martin 2, T. Perrin 2, B. Laird 2, W. Purcell, A. Shanahan, J. Hufer. Strathfieldsaye: not supplied.
Best – South Bendigo: W. McCaig, D. Radford, J. Tyack, J. Adams, A. Shanahan, T. Martin.
Under-16 reserves – South Bendigo 6.7 (43) lt Huntly 8.10 (58).
Goals – South Bendigo: J. Di Valentine 3, D. Marr, R. McQueen, J. Fitzsimmons. Huntly: W. Draper 4, J. Fleming, C. Pearson, J. Trenfield, B. Hilson.
Best – South Bendigo: O. Smith, J. Fitzsimmons, A. Bennett, C. O'Toole, N. Bentley, J. McArthur. Huntly: J. Fleming, H. Kjaer, M. Billings, B. Hilson, J. Price, C. Pearson.
Under-14 seniors – Kyneton 5.10 (40) lt Strathfieldsaye 7.10 (52).
Goals – Kyneton: B. Cameron 2, M. Rutledge 2, A. Nolte. Strathfieldsaye: P. Murphy 3, M. Gordon, O. Mayman, E. Hayes, C. Tangey.
Best – not supplied.
Under-14 reserves 1 – Eaglehawk 10.23 (83) d Castlemaine 8.5 (53)
Goals – Eaglehawk: Z. Hillier 2, N. Eliades, E. Hewitt, I. O'Sullivan, S. Dodd, F. Miles, L. Wong, K. Turton, Z. Roberts. Castlemaine: C. McLennan 3, D. Chaplin 3, M. Smolak, K. Martin.
Best – Eaglehawk: Z. Hillier, I. O''Sullivan , K. Cairns-Oxley, C. Wall, K. Turton, T. Parkes. Castlemaine: D. Chaplin, T. Mcknight, J. Corcoran, A. Butcher, D. Farrow, C. McLennan.
Under-14 reserves 2 – Dockers 8.8 (56) d Kangaroo Flat 6.8 (44).
Goals – Dockers: W. Butler 3, W. King 2, H. King, J. Seymour-O'Brien, C. Rowshan. Kangaroo Flat: S. Breed 4, A. Russell-Kelly, J. Pysing.
Best – Dockers: N. Alexander, M. Griffin, L. Doran, C. Rowshan, H. King, W. Butler. Kangaroo Flat: R. Hocking, B. Crandell, R. Grant, J. Brown.
Under-12A – Kyneton 3.11 (29) lt Golden Square 7.9 (51).
Goals – Kyneton: C. Eve, T. Cottingham, B. Ryan. Golden Square: M. Lowery 3, S. Tully, L. Lowther, J. Wilkinson, A. Edwards.
Best – Kyneton: J. Chambers, L. Koliba, O. Morris, A. Mills, H. May, D. Fenwick. Golden Square: M. Lowery, D. Daniels, H. Boswell, S. Tully, O. Eaton, D. Webb.
Under-12A reserves – Golden Square 9.5 (59) d Quarry Hill 2.6 (18).
Goals – Golden Square: S. Anderson 3, B. Dowton 2, J. Wight, J. Froelich, H. Wright, R. McNamara. Quarry Hill: L. Kilcullen, I. Tzouroutis.
Best – Golden Square: H. Wright, R. McNamara, S. Anderson, R. Woods, M. Hocking, J. Froelich. Quarry Hill: C. Duke, I. Tzouroutis, K. Mitchell, L. Sims, W. Bennett, C. MacKenzie.
Under-12B – White Hills 5.8 (38) d St. Therese's 3.5 (23).
Goals – White Hills: D. Crawford 2, Z. Myers, B. Masters, P. Conlan. St Therese’s: Z. Connick, G. Hay, O. Farrelly.
Best – White Hills: J. Monaghan, W. Bellerby, D. Crawford, B. Masters, P. Conlan, Z. Myers. St Therese’s: S. Dalton, D. Whatley, O. Farrelly, F. Cooney, J. Harvey, K. MacDonald.
Under-12C – Strathfieldsaye 2.5 (17) lt Kangaroo Flat 3.0 (18).
Goals – Strathfieldsaye: A. Stevens, R. Stevens. Kangaroo Flat: O. Lowndes 2, C. Orton.
Best – Strathfieldsaye: A. Stevens, R. Stevens, L. Mayman, A. Wingrave, J. Sharam, Z. Morrissey. Kangaroo Flat: T. Blythman, A. Edgley, M. Holmes, C. Breed, O. Lowndes.
Under-12D – Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 3.5 (23) lt Quarry Hill 4.8 (32).
Goals – MGYCW: T. Rayson 2, J. Davis. Quarry Hill: S. Rossi 2, V. Cooney, N. Armstrong
Best – MGYCW: J. Davis, X. Emmerson, L. Thomas, W. Conroy, N. Conroy, T. Rayson. Quarry Hill: N. Armstrong, M. Armstrong, A. Bibby, N. Howe, S. Rossi, P. Tuddenham.