PYRAMID Hill survived a late surge from Mitiamo to complete an undefeated season and capture back-to-back Loddon Valley league reserves premierships on Saturday.
The Bulldogs looked to have the game well in hand when they led 46-21 after key forward Mitch Dingwall kicked the first goal of the final term.
However, the Superoos charged home with three goals in succession to co-coach Jarad Webster, Joel Pianto and Ken Gamble setting up a thrilling finish.
But with the margin back to just five points the game was held up for several minutes after the Bulldogs' Ross James landed heavily in a marking contest and had to be stretchered off.
James was the second player stretchered off after Mitiamo stalwart Scott Lawry's swansong game ended during the third quarter.
Lawry hit his head on the ground in a tackle and was knocked out for about two minutes, while the game was held up for about 10 minutes.
It was the first time in a career of about 440 games for the Superoos Lawry had been forced off the ground on a stretcher.
Despite kicking the last three goals of the game, the gallant Superoos - who had fought their way through from the elimination final - fell just short as the Bulldogs held on to win 7.4 (46) to 6.6 (42).
The Superoos' Webster (two goals) earned the best player medal, while the best for the Bulldogs was Jack Hickmott. Dingwall kicked three of Pyramid Hill's seven goals.
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