QAFA (B) Central Grand Final
Kedron vs. Woodsmen
Friday September 4, 7:30pm – O’Callaghan Park
For the Woodsmen to bask in premiership glory, tonight, they will have to become the first team to beat Kedron in 2015. These teams met two weeks ago, with Kedron 30-point winners.
The Woodsmen will need to find another gear to knock off the Lions, but a come from behind victory last week against Zillmere should give them some confidence.
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QAFA (B) South Grand Final
Byron Magpies vs. Tweed Coast Tigers
Saturday September 5, 2:00pm – Byron Bay Sports Complex
Tweed Coast got up in an absolute thriller against Ballina last week, coming down from five-goals down at the main break to get over the line by five-points, but the task is even bigger this week.
Byron, so far, is undefeated in 2015, and was too good for Tweed in the first week of finals. They would have to be caught on a bad day to lose this one, but grand finals always throw up a surprise or two.
Colts North Grand Final
Maroochydore vs. Aspley
Saturday September 5, 9:00am – Moreton Bay Oval 1
Maroochydore will be hoping tomorrow is a very different story to the last time they played. In week one of the finals, Aspley put on a clinic, running out 110-point winners. Maroochydore are better than that performance though, but need to start well. If Aspley are able to put a three or four goal advantage on early, they will be very hard to stop.
Colts South Grand Final
Southport Sharks vs. Broadbeach
Saturday September 5, 9:30am – Cooke-Murphy Oval
The top three in the Colts South competition hves been very close all year, proven by the straits sets exit of Mt Gravatt at the hands of both these grand final teams. Southport will go into this one as deserving favorites due to the work they have done during the year, and having the luxury of last weekend off, but it is honestly everyone’s game. Southport will need to come out of the blocks hard, as Broadbeach will be up early after last weeks win.
Maroochydore vs. Noosa
Saturday September 5, 2:15pm – Moreton Bay Oval 1
Noosa were too strong for Caloundra last weekend, and Maroochydore were unable to get within striking distance of Mayne last week, setting up this mouthwatering clash. Maroochydore have been slightly more consistent this year, but this is a toss of the coin, especially after the form they found last week. The winner of this one takes on Mayne next week in the big dance.
Coorparoo vs. Springwood
Saturday September 5, 2:00pm – Giffin Park
Springwood got the better of Kenmore two weeks in a row, staking their claim as one of the top two teams in the competition. This week, they take on the minor premiers, Coorparoo, who come in fresh after a week off last week. Coorparoo have been the form team all year, but Springwood is building very nicely at the right time. The winner of this one books a ticket to the grand final.
Kenmore vs. Burleigh
Saturday September 5, 2:00pm – Western Districts Oval
Burleigh was unbelievable late in the game last week, with a ten goal to one last quarter against Yeronga to put the nail in the coffin of their season. They need to replicate that for the full four-quarters this weekend to get over the top of Kenmore.
Kenmore hasn’t been able to bridge the gap to Springwood in recent weeks, but they haven’t been far off. They will be very keen to turn the last fortnight around, and move onto next week tomorrow. The loser of this game will be packing their bags.
Bond University vs. Southeast SUNS
Saturday September 5, 2:00pm – Bond University
Bond have been the revelation of the QAFA (A) competition this year, and earned the week off last week by going through the home and away season undefeated.
Southeast Suns will have their work cut out for them this week, but built some nice momentum last week with a comfortable win over Griffith Moorooka. The winner of this one locks down one of the grand final spots.
Griffith Moorooka vs. Carrara
Saturday September 5, 2:00pm – Kianawah Road
Griffith Moorooka couldn’t get close enough to the SUNS last week, but will be confident heading into this week. Carrara got over Victoria Point last week in a thriller, proving they can handle the heat late in games. If this one goes down the stretch, that will only help.
Moreton Bay vs. Zillmere
Saturday September 5, 12:30pm – Moreton Bay Oval 2
Moreton Bay has been the form team this year, only being beaten the once in the home and away season. Zillmere, who headed a logjam for second on the ladder, will be hard pressed to win this one, but you just never know what finals football holds. The winner of this one will advance to the grand final in a fortnight’s time.
Bond University vs. Jindalee
Saturday September 5, 4:45pm – Bond University
Not much has separated Bond and Jindalee this year, so this one is going to be close. Bond will get in favorites, but if Zillmere can start well, they could just well pinch it. Both teams have it all to play for this week, with the winner advancing to play the loser of Moreton Bay vs. Zillmere.
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles