EAST POINT and Sunbury will play off for a place in the Ballarat Football League grand final next Saturday.
The Red Lion Kangaroos survived a scare from Ballarat yesterday at Eastern Oval on the way to a 28-point victory.
The result knocked the Simonds Swans out of the premiership race and also deprived North Ballarat City of the double chance next weekend.
After giving up an eight-goal lead early in the second quarter, East Point was in danger of a humiliating first round exit from the Red Onion BFL finals series when Ballarat edged ahead in the third quarter.
While missing multiple opportunities in front of goal, the Kangaroos managed to wrestle back control of the match before breaking clear of Ballarat in the last 15 minutes of the match.
“After the siren I told the boys that margins are out of the window now,” East Point playing coach Dan Jordan said.
“I don’t care if we win by one point or 100.”
North City, meanwhile, advanced into a first semi-final against Redan after disposing of Darley yesterday at Darley Park by 61 points.
The Devils were outclassed by the Northerners who, despite having the toughest run through the finals, kept their finals hopes alive in emphatic style.
On Saturday, Sunbury monstered Redan in the qualifying final to become the first club to earn the double chance in the finals.
The BFL last night announced the second semi-final between East Point and Sunbury would be at Darley Park on Saturday, with the first semi-final on Sunday at Eastern Oval.