Pakenham Gazette | Woori Yallock has held off a fast-finishing Wandin to secure the final place in the Outer East Premier Division grand final.
The Tigers had control of the arm-wrestle for three quarters; leading by nine points, 12 points and 26 points at the respective breaks before the Dogs bit back.
Wandin – with just three goals to three-quarter time – booted an additional three to the 12-minute mark of the final stanza, breathing life back into what had been a rather anticlimactic affair.
When Wandin’s Tom Merlino soccered through the Dogs fourth of the final term, the margin was yanked back to a solitary point, and memories of the sizzling Wandin finish just two week’s ago filtered around Healesville Reserve.
And though the momentum of the contest was well and truly in the favour of Wandin, the footy gods granted Jack Cole’s men one last wish at the 24-minute mark of the last.