The heat was on in Kongorong during a Tiger v Tiger battle for the last remaining grand final spot in the 2022 Limestone Coast Women’s Football League.
Kybybolite and Mundulla fought in Group A preliminary final in the right face off in the 2022 grand final.
The rivals were in the same spot as last year and it was the Kyby Tigers who scored the win so Mundulla were out to prove a point and take that right away.
Right from the get-go Kybybolite was switched on and took the game on with both hands, never letting Mundulla in at any stage.
After a great week on the training track the Kyby Tigers had some great performers led by the tough Dellie Brown, who was in and under the packs at every stage.
Georgia Gill, Susannah Maber, Ella Jones and Tyler Atkinson were in fine form across half forward and in the middle while Sophie Ford who worked was tireless.
Mundulla never challenged the Kyby Tigers and did not trouble the scorers until the final term.
But the side was gallant in its efforts thanks to the performances of Grace Langley, Kellsie Hinge and Natalie Twigden, while the ever-reliable Casey McElroy, Anna Will and Zoe Hawker were also named in the best players.
Although Alena Tranter and Kellsie Turner put Mundulla on the board, it was too late with Kyby already well out in front thanks to a six-goal haul from Sophie Henschke.
After the 62-point win, all eyes will bet set on the big dance at Penola on Sunday, April 24 which will be a 2021 grand final rematch between South Gambier and Kybybolite.
The Group B preliminary final was between Kongorong and North Gambier and played out to be the Tigers day.
With covid hitting both the Hawks and North Gambier resulting in a few players being unavailable it was going to be a struggle for both sides.
The result of this game was anyone’s guess as to who would advance through to a grand final spot and take on Casterton Sandford.
The Tigers started well in the game and never looked back, putting the score on the board and making the Hawks chase them this time around.
Half of the Kongorong side had already played in the Under 16 grand final and it was evident the run of the Hawks was taken out of them, but it was a credit they got up and still gave it a solid crack.
The Tigers were never challenged at any stage in the match and the 32-point win was set up by captain Lorelle Walker who played a blinder.
The ever-reliable brigade of Yenna Joyce and Luca Roulstone were also pivotal with their run across the ground, while Chloe Perryman and Penny Coleman were strong on the back half line.
The Hawks were in some good touch through patches and that was fronted by Hannah Kuhl-Miller down back repelling everything that came her way, while Janita Galloway was on fire in the middle with her strength and in and under hustle.
Kate Wright performed well with her run and carry, while Evie Sealey and Jade Longbottom were some of the girls who had just played in a grand final and were outstanding.
The final score in the game was North Gambier 6.1.37 to Kongorong 0.5.5 and the Tigers will match up against a polished Casterton Sandford side in search of the Limestone Coast Women’s Football League Group B premiership.