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PDFL | grand finals | lower grade previews

By Alex Mitchell

PDFL grand finals

Saturday at the Berrigan Sportsground

Football

Under-14s: Rennie v Strathmerton at 8.45 am

Under-17s: Strathmerton v Katunga at 10 am

Reserves: Waaia v Blighty at 11.55 pm

Seniors: Waaia v Strathmerton at 2.05 pm

Netball

Under-13s: Blighty v Tocumwal at 11 am

Under-15s: Rennie v Blighty at 9.45 am

Under-17s: Picola United v Strathmerton at 11 am

C-reserve: Deni Rovers v Katunga at 12.30 pm

C-grade: Berrigan v Waaia at 2 pm

B-grade: Katunga v Waaia at 12.30 pm

A-grade: Picola United v Strathmerton at 2 pm

Waaia's reserves side has the chance to emulate the success of the club's senior side when it takes on Blighty in Saturday's grand final in Berrigan.

The Bombers, who are the back-to-back reigning premiers, won through to the grand final with a 60-point win against the Deniliquin Rovers last weekend, a match highlighted by a brilliant defensive effort in which they did not allow a single score in the second half.

Brayden Carey kicked five goals for the Bombers in the preliminary final and has 48 for the season, while Mark Bergamin, Brendan Harris and Ryan Bergamin all stood out.

The Redeyes needed extra-time to seal their progression to the grand final, but eventually beat Rennie by 18 points.

Tyler Amor-Beale will be important for the Redeyes in the decider after a best-on-ground game.

Under-17s action sees Strathmerton take on Katunga in a rematch of last year's decider.

The Bulldogs triumphed that day, but another close game is expected after both sides went 15-1 in the regular season.

Adding further to the intrigue, each side boasts a win against the other this season, making for a surely entertaining game.

Rennie is an odds-on favourite to win the under-14 grand final when it will takes on Strathmerton.

The Hopper youngsters have a remarkable record this season, having scored 2075 points in the regular season, while conceding just 42, winning the preliminary final against Blighty by a cool 130 points.

The Bulldogs ground out a 36-point win against the Deniliquin Rovers to make the grand final, but will be trying to close a big gap to the Hoppers that saw them lose by 116 and 61 points this season.

Meanwhile, B-grade netball action will see Katunga battle Waaia for all the marbles.

The sides finished the season first and second on the ladder and last met in round 14 when the Swans won by 19 goals.

The C-grade decider will be a battle between Berrigan and Waaia after both posted convincing preliminary final wins.

The Saints won by 17 goals when the sides last played.

C-reserve action will see Deniliquin Rovers take on Katunga, with the Swans going in favourites after winning the qualifying final meeting between the sides by 13 goals.

Picola United and Strathmerton will battle in under-17s, Rennie and Blighty square off in the under-15s, while the Redeyes will take on Tocumwal in the under-13s.