After losses in the two previous grades, it was up to the Wisanger A Grade to carry the supporters hopes of a footy representative in the 2019 Grand Final.
However, their hopes were waning somewhat after an uninspiring start from their side, Parndana off to the fast start with the first four goals of the match.
The Roosters had winners all over the ground, led by the Trethewey boys, B. Gaskin and Kuchel.
Wisanger finally settled and put some pressure on the home side and even managed to strike back late in the quarter to be 21 points down at the first break.
Wisanger came out firing in the second, getting the first goal quickly, before the game became scrappy again.
A 50-metre penalty gifted Gaskin a goal before Anderson got the quick reply but Wisanger needed a couple in a row to put any pressure on the Roosters.
Anderson popped up once again to give Wisanger some momentum and they started looking the goods. Wisanger moved in front for the first time just before the siren, up by the barest of margins.
The second half started in much the same way as the first, Parndana once again got off to the fast start. Johnston and N. Trethewey the main instigators, while McMulkin also got lots of the ball.
After a good start by Parndana majors became hard to find again. N. Trethewey took a contested mark and gave Parndana a 26-point margin going into the last.
This turned out to be plenty as the last was a real scrap, a major wasn't able to be found by either side. Parndana was happy to let the game run out and came up with a 27-point win setting up a mouth-watering Grand Final clash against Western Districts at Kingscote this Saturday.
Reserves: Wisanger won the toss and kicked with a stiff wind to the scoreboard end, and early on dominated the play. Kereti kicked the first of the game to get them off to the perfect start.
Kingscote soon settled into the game, Donaghy stopping a lot of forays forward. Bennett showed a thirst for the contest, and with plenty of desperation on the wing set up Mackie for the Hounds first of the game.
Soon after Shurven showed his dancing skills, with some nice pirouette's around his opponents as he tried to find his right foot. He finally did and moved Wisanger back in front.
Kingscote had late chances to move into the first break with an unlikely lead, but were unable to put it through the big sticks.
The second quarter was dominated by Walden up forward for the hounds, as he kicked his teams three goals for the quarter.
Each one was instantly answered by Wisanger however as the contest remained tight. Zac Florance was, as usual, dominating the ruck but also showed his ground ball skills.
Kingscote just up at half time. Wisanger was undisciplined early in the third and this led to a goal from Henderson. Poor kicks going forward weren't helping either and this began to cost them.
Kingscote working it well into the wind and they had all the momentum. Henderson kicked another, closely followed by Cockshell and Kingscote had suddenly broken the game open.
Connell continued to work hard, and got a much-needed response for his team. Davidson-Parish kicked another just before the siren, keeping Wisanger right in the game at the final break, just 10 points down.
Wisanger tried hard to get that much needed first major that would put Kingscote under real pressure. Zac Florance bobbed up with a nice contested mark, and kept the Panthers in it with a nice goal. It was goal for goal once again, and tempers flared as the pressure built on both sides.
Despite this, and playing one man down in the last five minutes Kingscote just had all the answers. Walden was moved to defence and his experience told straight away.
A long kick found Henderson, and the game was just about done after he put it right through the centre. The sealer was kicked soon afterwards, and Kingscote won by 16 points to give them the chance to defend their title next week.
Colts: Dudley have the chance of breaking their colt's premiership drought after a comprehensive 70-point win over Wisanger on Saturday.
The Dudley boys dominated play early on with Willson and Kinghorne dominating through the centre, and it was only the resolute defence of Wisanger that kept the blue boys in the game.
A goal from Berden just before the first break made it just over two goals the margin.
Whatever chance the Panthers felt they had was quickly snuffed out by the Eagles, as the boys in green totally dominated the second quarter.
Despite kicking into the 2-goal wind the Eagles kept Wisanger scoreless, while slamming through four goals themselves. Willson and Kinghorne continued their domination, and Stoeckel and Keir finished the work up forward.
The blue boys looked to be on the back foot, Tait Florance summing up the desperation of the Eagles at one point beating two opponents and setting up a goal.
Wisanger had a much better second half and made Dudley earn their kicks, but always seemed to rush their own possession.
Lockett and Glynn worked hard for Wisanger but the boys were just outclassed. Dudley a deserving winner, and have earned their shot at the flag. - Ball Magnet