Kingscote through to Kangaroo Island Colts grand final | PHOTOS

The Kingscote Colts will have their chance of winning three in a row after overcoming a persistent Wisanger by 20 points in the preliminary final on Saturday.

Kingscote now goes on to face Dudley United in the 2020 Kangaroo Island Football League Grand Final to be held at Parndana this Saturday.

Back to last Saturday's game, the last time Kingscote and Wisanger met, one of the better games of the year was played, and so it started this time with the pressure around the ground a credit to both sides.

Wisanger struggled to get the ball deep in their forward 50, with Tom Mitchell and Xavier Wadsworth easily beating their opponents

At the opposite end, Jay Schofield got plenty of the ball but it just seemed Wisanger were under that bit more pressure with many kicks going straight to opponents.

Caiden Cockshell started the game on fire, and it was he who kicked the first goal of the game.

Wisanger had a couple of chances late in the quarter but weren't able to get a major on board heading into the first break a goal down.

Whether it was because Wisangers pressure dropped off, or whether Kingscote lifted, Kingscote looked to be a fair bit cleaner with the footy in the second.

This Wisanger team always look better when they run and carry the ball, but because of Kingscote's pressure they were forced to rush their possession, and many times Kingscote were able to get the ball back in their hands because of this.

Seb Wadsworth was able to crumb a nice goal, before Cockshell kicked his second and Cain Florance added another to put the pressure on the scoreboard as well.

Wisanger was a bit shell shocked and despite the efforts of Charlie Baker and River Berden they weren't able to get any passages of play together.

Wisanger was a bit lucky the breeze across the ground was proving difficult, Kingscote kicking 3.5 for the quarter and up by 27 points at half time.

What was Wisanger's blessing in the second quarter turned to be a curse in the third, as they threw everything they had at Kingscote, knowing their season was on the line.

With Blake Florance on one leg after a heavy knock, Wisangers midfielders started to get on top and they started using the ball much better.

Ryan Turner was brilliant around the ground, and he brought others into it. Despite all their efforts it is the scoreboard that counts, and they weren't able to get a major on board.

To rub salt into the wound, the first time Kingscote went forward they were able to kick a goal, through Blake Florance with a nice mark.

Despite having six scoring shots to two, Wisanger still lost the quarter by two points to make it all or nothing in the last.

Wisanger needed everything to go right, and they started off as they had in the third, with a couple of behinds. You could sense the desperation around the ground, and finally they broke through.

A pass from Turner went astray, and with help from the wind bounced through the middle.

Was there a late Wisanger charge looming? It wasn't to be, as Kingscote slowed down the play and took some time off the clock

Cain Florance's second goal all but helped seal it for the Hounds lads (and lady).

A late goal from Nick Shurven helped the scoreboard somewhat, but it left the Wisanger faithful asking what if?

A bad second quarter ultimately costing Wisanger, as well as their kicking for goal but Kingscote deserve their shot at another premiership.

They may be up against it next week, but both clubs will know that on the last Saturday in September anything is possible. - Ball Magnet

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