A long premiership drought will be broken next weekend when Beaufort and Buninyong battle out the Central Highlands Football League grand final.
The Crows won through to a second-straight decider by beating Waubra by two points on Saturday before the Bombers progressed with a strong 31-point victory over Gordon on Sunday.
Beaufort, which lost to Hepburn in last year’s grand final, has not won a senior flag since 1996. That success – which came against Dunnstown – was the second leg of back-to-back triumphs.
Buninyong is looking for its first premiership since 2002, with that win 16 years ago coming against Beaufort.
The Bombers have played in a number of grand finals since then, including recent defeats to Daylesford in 2012, Hepburn in 2013 and Springbank in 2016.
Beaufort and Buninyong will also battle out the reserves decider.
In the Central Highlands Netball League A grade competition, Learmonth and Springbank will do battle for a second consecutive season.
Saturday’s football and netball grand finals will be held at Mars Stadium in Ballarat.