Flinders University the powerhouse side all year takes on Blackfriars OS while last week’s vanquished Pulteney takes on Kenilworth. Two great finals games to watch
By Georgie Evans

Kenilworth vs Tea Tree Gully

After a last ditch effort to stay in the finals race last week resulting in a draw, Tea Tree Gully made it into the qualifying final by the skin of their teeth. Their luck unfortunately ran out, as they were not able to take out the Kenilworth Kookaburras who defeated the Gullies 3.5-23 to 1.1-7 at Simonds Park. It was shocking weather for footy, and a killer crosswind made it tricky for the Gullies to fight back against the Kookaburras who also had the home ground advantage. Kenilworth’s goal kickers were S. Peters with 2 and E. Hawkes with 1 and Tea Tree Gully’s sole goal kicker was K. Hillier. The best players for Kenilworth were A. Deegan, H. Gordon, E. Scriven, C. Lena and L. Schroeder. Tea Tree Gully has T. Maschotta, K. Horsnell, G. Sharp, N. Walker and S. Castree in their best. This unfortunately marks the end of Tea Tree Gully’s finals journey and they’ll have some time off before another preseason. As there is no relegation or promotion this year, we will see the Gullies back in Division 3 in 2021 for another competitive season. For Kenilworth, they will travel to Atkinson Oval take on Pulteney. The last time these two sides met were back in round 3, where Pulteney defeated Kenilworth by a margin of 27 points. Kenilworth have a big task on their hands to take on Pulteney on what is set to be a sunny Saturday for footy.

Pulteney vs Blackfriars OS

It was not fine weather for footy, and it was a chilly twilight clash between 2nd and 3rd ranked teams at Blair Athol Reserve. It was Blackfriars who took out the win, despite being ranked below Pulteney. The final score was 1.5-11 Pulteney to 4.4-28 Blackfriars OS. Accuracy in front of goal in windy conditions was the killer for Pulteney, who only kicked 1 of their 6 shots at goal. Their sole goal kicker was I. Loftes who also took out best on ground. The other best players for Pulteney were I. Loftes, C. Skoss, G. Osborne, V. Cirocco and E. Borrelli. Blackfriars had a few single goal scorers including division leading goal kicker J. Pickering, A. Edwards, L. Ackland and G. Gormlie. The best players for Blackfriars OS were M. Ney, L. Ackland, N. Kraemer, I. Tucker, A. Lemmens and G. King-Jones. Pulteney still get a gig next week with the double chance, as they take on Kenilworth fresh off their win over Tea Tree Gully. Blackfriars OS have the mammoth task of taking on the top placed and undefeated Flinders University, who have had a week rest. 

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