QAFA (B) North
Maroochydore vs. Bribie Island
Saturday August 22, 2:00pm – Pomona
After Maroochydore were unable to get over the top of Gympie last week, they take on Bribie Island this week for a grand final berth. Maroochydore earned the double chance after finishing second in the home and away season, and Bribie got past Pomona last week.
It’s do or die this week for both clubs. Winner takes on Gympie next week for the flag, and the loser goes home.
QAFA (B) Central
Jimboomba vs. Zillmere
Friday August 21, 7:30pm, Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve
In the first two elimination finals last week, Jimboomba got over the top of Sandgate, and Zillmere knocked off Coorparoo, meaning their seasons stay alive for at least another week.
The winner of tonight’s game, which will be an absolute belter, will play the loser of Kedron and Woodsmen for a shot at the grand final.
Kedron vs. Woodsmen
Friday August 21, 7:30pm – E.K Anderson Oval
These two teams earned a week off last week to rest the legs, after finishing one and two in the home and away season.
Tonight, they go to battle for not only a grand final spot, but a 13 day break to prepare themselves for it.
Kedron have been the team to beat in 2015, but finals always throw up a curve ball or two, and the Woodsmen definitely have the cattle to take it right up to them.
QAFA (B) South
Week one of the (B) South finals is upon us, and it’s all systems go.
Ballina vs. Lismore
Saturday August 22, 2:00pm – Fripp Oval
It’s all or nothing for these two teams this week, with the winner progressing into a preliminary final next week against the loser of the Byron and Tweed game, and the loser having to pack their bags and call curtains on 2015.
This game is hard to split. The head to head record is 2-2 between the two, so it’s honestly a toss of the coin game. Should be a ripper.
Byron vs. Tweed-Coast
Saturday August 22, 2:00pm – Byron Bay Sports Complex
After finishing top two, these two teams will play off for a grand final berth this week, with the loser taking on the winner of the Byron Tweed game.
Byron have been the form team all year, yet to lose, and will probably be hard to beat tomorrow, but Tweed have certainly pushed them in games this year.
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles