QFA NORTH PRELIM
Noosa will take on Mayne for the QFA North title, after beating Kedron 10.15 (75) – 3.4 (22)
The Tigers dominated from the outset, but poor conversion stunted their momentum, with a first quarter return of 2.10 keeping scores tight.
Four unanswered third quarter goals put the Tigers in the box seat for the grand final berth, and two goals in the last sealed the deal.
At an unforgiving Weyba Rd, it was always going to be hard for Kedron and as Noosa took control, it became an even greater ask for Kedron to pull off an unlikely victory.
Youngster Ryley Buntain continued his impressive season since returning to the Tigers, while James Gellie booted three, including two in the opening quarter.
The preliminary final exit caps off a strong improvement for Kedron, bettering last year’s semi final finish.
Michael Leamer was the only multiple goal scorer for Kedron, with two, while Nathan Clarke was the side’s best performer.
The result means the finals have played as they theoretically should, with the top two sides meeting to compete for the ultimate prize.
The Tigers will now face the undefeated Mayne in Saturday’s grand final, at Burpengary.
QFA SOUTH PRELIM
Burleigh earned the right to face Springwood in the QFA South grand final, with a 17.13 (115) – 11.12 (78) win over Kenmore.
After a tight first term, the Bombers took the edge in the second, before a seven-goal third term broke the game open for the home side.
Nathan Sullivan continued his hot form in front of goal, with five majors for the Bombers, while Justin Darby was impressive in the win.
The Bears never gave up, kicking the last four goals of the game, but it was a matter of too little, too late for Kenmore.
Tim Plummer kicked three for the Bears, as did Anthony Corrie, while Oliver Kempton was their best player.
Burleigh will now face Springwood, who have lost just one game, in the fight for the QFA South flag.