After 10 consecutive flags, Wimmera League team Horsham Demons was defeated in Sunday's preliminary final by Horsham Saints. The Saints will play Dimboola in the GF at Nhill next Saturday.(It was originally listed for Sunday.) (I do not expect it to be played at 2.20am, as listed!)
A remarkable achievement for Horsham.
Strathfieldsaye, which first played in the Bendigo League in 2009, will play its first GF, against Golden Square, at QEO next Saturday at 2.20pm.
North Ballarat City, reformed for 2006 season but playing its first two seasons in the Bendigo League, plays its first GF in the Ballarat League (versus Sunbury), at Eastern Oval next Saturday at 2.15pm.
As new teams, Strathfieldsaye and North Ballarat City have had fairly rapid rises. Both were minor premiers and both lost a final in getting to their Grand Finals.