FINAL SIREN: Glen Phelps kicks one on the siren but it doesn’t matter!
SPRINGBANK 16.12 (108) d BUNINYONG: 11.13 (79)
Q4, 27 mins: McMahon with yet another major! It’s party time for Springbank. 35 points the difference now.
Q4, 24 mins: We are just winding down the minutes now, the sting has gone out of this one.
Q4, 20 mins: And that’s the final nail in the coffin! Springbank are going to win this one to claim back-to-back premierships.
Drew Tyler kicks the sealer for the Tigers.
Buniynong 10.11 (73) v Springbank 15.12 (102)
Q4, 18 mins: Sam Turner hits the post for Buninyong and you’d have to think that is almost game over. 23 points difference.
Q4, 14 mins: It’s going to be hard from here, however. Springbank with the immediate reply via McMahon. Is that the sealer?
Buninyong 10.12 (72) v Springbank 14.10 (94)
Q4, 13 mins: There’s life in this one yet! Bombers get one back through Keelan Fejo with a goal from the pocket.
Buninyong 10.12 (72) v Springbank 13.10 (88)
Q4, 10 mins: A few missed shots either way still has the margin at 22 points in favour of Springbank.
Q4, 5 mins: Brilliant reply from Springbank’s Tyler George. Snap goal brings the margin back to 23 points.
Q4, 2 mins: Buninyong get the first goal they so sorely needed! Ottavi again.
Margin back to 17 points.
We were going to put up the Buninyong three-quarter time speech, but there was too much swearing. Apologies to all.
3QT: Buninyong 9.10 (64) v Springbank 13.9 (87).
Q3, 28 mins: Another great goal, this time to Tyler George. That’s four in a row to the Tigers. They lead by 23 points.
Q3, 25 mins: Driscoll gets a lucky bouncing goal after clearing the pack. Springbank starting to flex its muscle.
Buninyong 8.10 (58) v Springbank 11.9 (75)
Q3, 24 mins: McMahon somehow gets wide open in the forward 50m. The Buninyong coaches will be mystified how that happened. He can’t make them pay. 11 points the difference.
Q3, 22 mins: McMahon gets a free kick after wearing one to the head on the wing. He drills it from 40m out on the slightest of angles.
Springbank by 10 points.
Q3, 17 mins: Jess Galea gets a dubious free kick for head high contact against Tyler Ditloff. 25m out, dead in front...nails it for the Tigers.
Buninyong 8.9 (57) v Springbank 9.8 (62)
Q3, 13 mins: Jake Dunne kicks a great one from the pocket after a great pass from Josh Renga. Now Buninyong is back in front. This is shaping as one of the great grand finals.
Q3, 10 mins: Springbank back in front! This game is just ridiculous! Simon Quinlan snaps it off one step after a Ditloff spoil lands in his bread basket.
Buninyong 7.9 (51) v Springbank 8.8 (56).
Q3, 7 min: McMahon gets a free kick and nails it, dragging the margin back to just one point.
Q3, 3 min: Glen Phelps checksides a beauty to to extend the Bombers’ lead to seven points.
Buninyong 7.9 (51) v Springbank 6.8 (44).
Q3, 1 min: Sam Turner gets a free kick and bombs a long goal to put Buninyong one point up.
NETBALL: Skipton has done it again!
HALF TIME FOOTBALL: Buninyong 5.8 (38) v Springbank 6.8 (44).
Tim O’Connor’s best players so far:
SPRINGBANK: Tyler George, Paul McMahon, Billy Driscoll, Tim Malone
BUNINYONG: Ned Gilbert, Sam Turner, Joe Ottavi
Some of the action shots are in. Check them out here by clicking the photo.
3QT netball: What another unbelievable finish we have on our hands here! Simply amazing.
Q2, 20 mins: McMahon pegs one back for Springbank, which is now back in front. Buninyong 5.8 (38) v Springbank 6.8 (44).
Q2, 18 mins: Keelan Fejo runs into an open goal and delivers for Buniyong in front of the faithful! This game has as many momentum shifts as Geelong v Hawthorn last night.
Q2, 16 mins: Ottavi throws it on the left boot from 50m and nails it! Great goal against the run of play.
Cuts the margin back to five points.
Q2, 10 mins: Searl takes a defensive mark, works down the ground and plucks one against two opponents in his forward 50m. Misses the shot.
Buninyong 3.8 (24) v Springbank 5.6 (36)
Netball, half time: Springbank looking strong on the netball court as well.
Q2, 4 mins: Another goal to Billy Driscoll, who tumbles through a clever goal. Tigers up by nine points.
Q2, 3 mins: It’s been a slow start to the quarter as both sides feel each other out.
QT: Paul McMahon takes a mark just before Keighrey and goal from 40m out straight in front to give the Tigers the lead.
What did Springbank coach Michael Searl have to say at quarter time?
Quarter time score: Buninyong 3.5 (23) v Springbank 4.2 (26).
Netball, QT: As expected, it’s extremely tight at the netball.
Q1, 20 mins: Paul McMahon misses an easy chance to put his side in front. Buninyong 3.5 (23) v Springbank 3.1 (19).
Q1, 19 mins: George hits Eltringham on the lead and he goals from 45m. Tigers down by five points.
Q1, 15 mins: Billy Driscoll takes an intercept mark from a defensive blunder and capitalises for Springbank.
Buninyong 3.5 (23) v Springbank 2.0 (12)
Q1, 10 mins: Buninyong look the better team early. Moving the ball better and pressuring Springbank.
Q1, 8 mins: A turnover from deep in Tigers attack ends with a snapped goal to Ottavi, he has two. Bombers by 14.
Q1, 4 mins: Turner plays his part in another goal, feeding off to teammate Joel Ottavi, who delivers with a major. Buninyong 2.2 (14) d Springbank 1.0 (6).
Q1, 3 mins: Sam Turner takes a strong mark and goals for the Bombers. Scores level.
Q1, 2 mins And Springbank after a 50m penalty in the second minute. Springbank 6 – Buninyong 0.
2.50PM: And we’re away in the senior! We will be bringing you every goal and every bit of action as it unfolds.
2.45PM: Learmonth has just tasted success for the first time today, taking out the B-grade netball.
2.40PM: And both sides have just ran through the banners. Have a look at them here.
2.21PM: And there’s the final siren in the reserves! Springbank 8.9 (57) d Buninyong 6.7 (43).
Can the seniors do the same?
Watch the Tigers sing the song here.
2.12PM: Springbank extends its lead to 16 points, about half way through the last quarter in the reserves.
Tigers 8.8 (56) v Bombers 6.4 (40).
2.05PM: And here are the final team sheets:
2.03PM: Springbank hold a two-point lead going into the final quarter in what is a tight encounter in the reserves grand final. Can Buninyong keep its unbeaten season alive? Or will Springbank deliver a boil-over? 6.6 (42) to 6.4 (40).
2PM: Springbank co-coach Nick Couch is in! Couch has been battling injury in the lead-up to the senior grand final, but he is named as one of the Tigers’ 22 players that will start against Buninyong.
As a result, Shannon Donegan has been left out and is playing in the reserves encounter.
From last weekend’s preliminary final, Springbank has made two changes. Michael Searl and Brock Freeman are in, replacing Kieran Sullivan and Donegan.
Buninyong has stuck with an unchanged line-up.
1.50PM: The action shots are starting to roll in as well. Check them out by clicking the photo below and see some premierships snaps!
1:40PM: Bungaree has again come out on top on the netball court, this time taking the C-grade crown.
1.35PM: Springbank only managed one point that quarter but for much of Buninyong’s control over the last 30 minutes it only converted 2.3.
A real arm-wrestle at half-time of the reserves grand final, Springbank take a seven-point advantage into the main change. 5.4 (34) to 4.3 (27).
1.10PM: Springbank has made the early running against the undefeated Buninyong, kicking five of the first seven goals in an impressive opening term. It leads 5.3 (33) to 2.0 (12). Buninyong will be eager to respond as it gets its turn to the scoring end.
CHECK OUT THE SONG FROM THE BEAUFORT BOYS HERE
12.24PM: There it is, Beaufort are under-18 premiers, defeating Waubra 13.13 (91) to 12.6 (78).
What a cracking match of footy, the Crows stormed home after allowing Waubra a six-goal head-start.
WATCH TOM LE LIEVRE’S INTERVIEW AFTER THE MATCH
Beaufort trailed by 20 points at the final change but turned for home with scoring end and kicked seven goals to four in a free-flowing final quarter.
Tom Le Lievre won the best-on-ground medal with his final term heroics in the forward line.
Meanwhile, Bungaree has saluted in the under-17 netball, making it a remarkable seven consecutive wins in that age bracket!
12.22PM: Beaufort back out to a two goal lead – this quarter is endless it seems!
12.18PM: Back to six points now, what a cracking match!
12.17PM: Beaufort looking the goods here, leading by 12 points with just minutes left.
12.15PM: Scores are level between Waubra and Beaufort. There can’t be long left!
11.55AM: Waubra 9.6 (60) v Beaufort 5.10 (40) at the final change. The Crows will come home with the scoring end in the last term.
11.50AM: The crowd photos are starting to roll in. Check out who is at the ground here.
11.30AM: While we wait for more results to unfold, lets have a look at bunch of stories giving you every last details for the big game.
11.25AM: And that’s two from two on the netball court for Hepburn!
Hepburn goaler Maddison Selmon awarded best-on-court honours.
11.20AM: What a game of footy we have in the under-18s!
Beaufort came roaring back into this game in the second quarter, with 4.5 to nothing.
At half time the scores are Waubra 6.3 (39) to Beaufort 4.8 (32).
11.00AM: Waubra in full control after the opening term of the under-18 grand final. It leads 6.3 (39) over Beaufort who is yet to register a major - 0.3 (3).
10.40AM: Buninyong's Hunter Donald takes out the best-on-ground medal in its 25-point CHFL under-15 grand final victory.
10.30AM: Hepburn centre Larni Howard named best-on-court in the 13/under netball grand final.
10.20AM: Hepburn has just claimed victory in the under-13 netball.
The Burra defeated Newlyn 49-21.
10.10AM: Buninyong Football Club has claimed the under-15 premiership, defeating Hepburn 10.5 (65) to 6.4 (40), kicking away with a 3.2 to nothing final quarter.
Congratulations to the Bombers.
10AM: As we wait for the first match of the day to draw to a conclusion, let’s take a chance to look at the selected sides for both senior games.
Will both teams start as named? There have been some question marks around Springbank during the week.
Click on the photo to see the full lists.
9.50PM: The last quarter of the under-15s has just started and we have a tight one to get the day started. Buninyong 7.3 (45) lead Hepburn 6.4 (40).
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