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Sports Wrap – 21st August

August 21, 2023 3:20 pm in by

The Hills Women’s grand final is now locked in after a thrilling prelim, and one round now remains for the mens leagues across our regions. Read about it all here:

HILLS FOOTBALL LEAGUES

The grand final for the womens league is now set, with Mount Lofty stunning minor premiers Onkaparinga Valley to advance to next week’s decider.

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Mount Lofty kicked the last two goals of the game to come from behind at three quarter time, winning 4.4 28 to 3.5 23.

They’ll now face Blackwood Green on Sunday for the premiership at Uraidla.

The Mount Lofty men have dropped out of the Division One Hills Footy League top three, following a shock 7-point loss to Lobethal at Heathfield on Saturday. 

The Tigers have had a disappointing title defence, however landed a big blow to the Devils and their finals aspirations, with a gritty 7.5 47 to 5.10 40 win. 

In other matches, Hahndorf remained undefeated after a 20-point win over Onkaparinga Valley (6.15 51 to 4.7 31), and Ironbank-Bridgewater almost doubled their season tally win tally, going down to Mount Barker by just four points due to poor kicking (9.11 65 to 6.25 61).

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RIVER MURRAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Saturday’s action in the River Murray Footy League has provided an exciting preview to the upcoming finals series, with two top five clashes coming down to the wire. 

Jervois kept their undefeated season going with a see-sawing 11-point win against Imperial (10.10 70 to 9.5 59), with the result locking the Bluds in to a top-two spot. 

The Coorong Cats and Mypolonga also played out a thriller in a pulsating preview of their upcoming elimination final, with the Cats taking the honours by five points (9.9 63 to 8.10 58).

Other matches saw Rambler beat Tailem Bend (11.11 77 to 5.4 34) and Mannum defeat Mallee Districts (13.11 89 to 8.6 54).

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GREAT SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Mount Compass has stopped the red-hot Victor Harbor in a pre-finals warning shot, with Round 17 action in the Great Southern offering some intriguing results. 

The Bulldogs controlled the game from the get-go to win by 24 points (9.8 62 to 5.8 38), moving them into fourth after Willunga lost by 26 points against Myponga/Sellicks (13.17 95 to 10.9 69). 

Other results from Saturday will further build intrigue heading into the final round next week, with league leaders McLaren Districts only beating Encounter Bay by a single point (7.8 50 to 6.13 49) and Langhorne Creek stayed alive with a thumping 199-point win over Goolwa/Port Elliot (32.26 218 to 3.1 19).

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