Wangaratta’s Matt Hedin’s two goals in a minute in the final term torpedoed Wodonga Raiders’ hopes.
Workaholic ruckman Zac Leitch produced superb work in the middle to set up Hedin’s second major for the game and a minute later, he nailed a shot from 45m.
Less than three months ago, Hedin was resigned to missing the rest of the year after he had suffered another knee injury following a reconstruction from round one last season.
Normally a defender, Hedin has moved forward in his return, his 190cm frame guaranteeing a strong defender is required.
Hedin has now kicked seven goals in the past two sudden death finals.
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