THE final round of the home-and-away season of the Great Southern Football League was played across the region last weekend. Mount Barker Bulls finished the season in third place, and will participate in the finals. Their game against Albany Sharks resulted in a win for the Bulls, 23 goals 14 behinds (152pts) to Sharks 7:6 (49). Mt Barker’s opponent in the first semi-final will be last year’s premiers, North Albany.
The game will begin at 2.30pm this Saturday, at Sounness Park.
The finals will be played over three weeks, culminating in the grand final on September 15, at Royals’ home ground, Centennial Stadium in Albany.
Denmark-Walpole were scheduled to host the grand final this year, but due to uncertainty surrounding the McLean Park surface the club believed that it was only fair to the Royals, that a definitive decision needed to be made in time for suitable preparations to take place.
Denmark-Walpole Magpies did not finish the season as they would have hoped, with heavy losses suffered by all grades at the hands of Railways, who finished in second place overall.
The Magpies will not make the finals this year.