WODONGA is in the Albury-Wodonga Junior Football League under-16 grand final after a 19-point win over Lavington in the second semi-final at Xavier High School on Sunday.
The Bulldogs led by seven points at half-time and then pulled away.
Lavington will play Scots in the preliminary final after Scots beat Albury by 23 points in the first semi at Albury Sportsground.
Wodonga lost key player Ryan Watson to a wrist injury but Mason Marr covered that by booting three goals. George Haynes, Daniel Lumby and Trent Williamson were prominent.
The Panthers missed under-15 NSW representative Jack Kirley who is at the national titles in Darwin. Jake Mitchelson, Connor Meredith and Ryan Garthwaite were their best.
Scots led by seven points at half-time against Albury then kicked five goals to three after that.
Craig Loveland, Jack Mitchell and Douglas Arnold were good for Scots and Jordan McKenzie, Andrew White and Jacob Page the Tigers’ best.
Wodonga Raiders beat arch-rival Wodonga in the under-14 division one second semi-final in a two-point thriller.
The Raiders kicked the only goal of the last term to grab a grand final spot.
Riley Kennett, Flloyd Bollinghaus and Will Donaghey were the major contributors for the Raiders as Nick McCormack, Mitchell Dinneen and Jayse Brown battled hard for the Bulldogs.
Yarrawonga came from 36 points down at quarter time to beat Lavington by three points in the first semi-final.
Matt McGrath, returning from injury, threatened to win the game for the Panthers when he kicked four in the first term for the Panthers.
While he kicked another three, the Pigeons got the last one to win it.
North Albury won its way into the under-14 division two grand final with a 31-point win against Albury.
The Tigers, the only team to beat the Hoppers during the season, were level at quarter time but the Hoppers’ Zac Barrenechea was a handful and kicked five goals.
Daniel Jackson, Matthew Lynch and Declan Campion were the Hoppers’ best.
Albury went straight into to the under-12 grand final by beating Wodonga Raiders in the second semi by 12 points.
Mitchell Scott, Tobi Gilmour and Adam Martin were the Tigers’ prime-movers. Jack Chesser, William McCarty and Alexander Lovel were best for Raiders.
Raiders play Wodonga in the preliminary final after the Bulldogs downed St Patrick’s.