It was a double day of football on the weekend as the Kangaroo Island Football League held its semi-final competition for 2019.
Ladder leaders in the A Grade, Western Districts took on Parndana out at Wonks' club in the scrub on Saturday.
KIFL president Aphid Heinrich said Western Districts started the game kicking two goals into the breeze, but then Parndana caught up in what ended up being a very close contest.
With 10 minutes to go, Parndana kicked a goal into the breeze to take the lead.
But Wonks hit back with another goal just before the final whistle, taking out the match 66 to 61 and getting the ticket to play in the Grand Final match at Kingscote on Saturday, September 14.
In the Reserves, Western Districts beat Wisanger in another close match after having maintained a good lead all game despite Wisanger having more shots on goals.
Final score was WD 53 def W 50.
"If they had kicked more accurately, I'm sure they would have won the game," Heinrich said.
In the Colts, Kingscote were way out in front of Dudley United all game thanks to the talents of young guns Koby Cockshell and Jayden Christophers. Final score was K 108 def DU 16.
Saturday also saw Callum Willson of Dudley United win the 2019 Pharmacy Medal, which was presented by Patrick Kildea.
"A very big and hearty congratulations to Callum," KIFL secretary Cathie Fearnside said.
"A promising young man from the courageous DUFC, who have faced some decent challenges this year and still managed to represent especially in the Colts competition! Well done Callum - very well deserved!"
The football continued on Sunday when the semi-finals moved to Wisanger where in the A Grade the Panthers took on last year's Premiers Kingscote in a heated match.
There was lots of passion on the ground but Wisanger dominated all four quarters, getting revenge after last weekend's single-goal loss to Kingscote in the last match of the regular season.
The Panthers now take on the Parndana Roosters at Parndana next weekend to see who goes into the Grand Final against Wonks.
In the other matches on Sunday, the Reserves saw Kingscote 79 def Parndana 37 and the Colts saw Wisanger 97 def Parndana 49.
The games this Saturday, September 7 at Parndana Football Club are Dudley United vs Wisanger in the Senior Colts, Wisanger vs Kingscote in the Reserves and Parndana vs Wisanger in the A Grade.
Directly after the A Grade match, Bridget and Stephen Turner have organised the Heart Stop Challenge where people will be jumping into a pool of icy water to raise money for HeartKids.
The KI Football League hosts its night-of-nights, the Mail Medal presentation on Monday, September 9 at the Aurora Ozone Hotel. - Stan Gorton
Kingscote ventured to Wisanger for the second week in a row.
With the result only being a goal the week prior, the scene was set for a physical game and straight out the box it was.
Both ruckmen Hutchins and Bruce were giving their on ballers first use of the ball.
With Snowball and Bott clearing the ball for Wisanger and on the other side Rory Lovering doing some damage for Kingscote. Quarter time scores 5.1 31 apiece.
In the second quarter, Wisanger's Kyle Stead, Gavin Mason and Jack Forster were up and about taking strong marks up forward and putting score board pressure on Kingscote.
For Kingscote, it was Paul Green and Leroy Johnson working hard. Half time scores Wisanger 10.4 -64 Kingscote 6.3-39.
After half time it was a hard fought affair with Jayden Christopers and Rhys Lovering for Kingscote finding plenty of the ball.
For Wisanger, ball magnets Paul Bott and Jack Forster were really starting to do some damage through the midfield and on the wings. 3 quarter time scores Wisanger 14.10-94 to Kingscotes 9.9-63.
In the last quarter all the momentum was with Wisanger. The Panther's Brodee Willams, Jason Fryer and Patrick Hure were working hard down back and linked up really well with the wings and midfield creating goals from every where.
The Panthers running out convincing victors 21.11-137 to 12.10-82. - Jeff Ness