Over the last four weeks, we've tracked down some of the best finals since the mid-90s. And it could well be we've left the best until last. In 2005, Lavington and Myrtleford contested a grand final which will never be forgotten by any in the bumper crowd. Lavington had hammered the Saints in the decider four years earlier, but Myrtleford had belted the understrength Panthers by 15 goals earlier in the season. The Saints were desperate to break a 35-year premiership drought.
Lavington captain Darryn McKimmie was having a bludger of a game in the 2005 Ovens and Murray grand final against Myrtleford. An absolute stinker in his 200th match.
"I had a s**t of a day, I wasn't in the top dozen (12) players," he admitted.
It had been a frustrating season for the midfielder dubbed 'Skillsy'.
He'd injured his left ankle in a scratch match in the pre-season and underwent an arthroscope midway through the year.
He wasn't the same player, but still had that one intangible quality that no injury can derail - composure.
With the Panthers trailing by five points with only seconds left, McKimmie marked a ball around 38m from goal.
It's difficult to imagine a louder noise at any regional sport, where the crowd is more around 10,000 than 100,000.
Unknown to the players the siren sounded and McKimmie had the final kick of the match.
"You'd have to say it would have done (changed my thinking) if I knew it was after the siren, that would have added more pressure, although I knew it wasn't long to go," he recalled.
"When you play sport at a reasonable level you train so much, I think you develop, not a robot frame of thinking, you just know your routines and you focus in on that."
The Saints' players never stood a chance. The Panthers were home by a point.
"I reckon if you had to name a player to have the ball at that moment, it would be either 'Skillsy' or 'Timber' (coach Tim Sanson, who had a lethal left foot)," team-mate Kade Stevens said.
While McKimmie's moment is rightfully remembered, Stevens produced one of the all-time great one percenters in the lead-up to that goal.
With the ball deep in Lavington's defence, Stevens swooped on a loose ball, picking it up at speed in his right hand before breaking a tackle and calmly delivering a pinpoint pass on his non-preferred left foot.
"I suppose as a kid you swoop on the ball, probably commentating yourself, I think it's just having a ball in your hands and kicking it to yourself, but it was also probably a bit of adrenaline, being so late in the game and five points down, you're willing to throw everything at it," he explained.
'It was also a five-minute period where this is your worst nightmare possible, when you've led all day and had it taken away."
Stevens' pass found Todd Brown, who kicked to the wing where Myrtleford punched the ball, only to send it 20m towards the Panthers' goal.
The ball bounced perfectly to Lavington's Adam Mathews, who handballed to best on ground Corey Brown, who nailed the pass to McKimmie, outmanoeuvring his opponent to mark.
But there were highlights throughout the game.
Lavington kicked inaccurately in the first quarter, landing 2.6 to 0.1 by the break, but had restored the radar to hold a 12-point lead at half-time.
Paul Sanson kicked a remarkable goal in the third term, on his back and facing away from goal, but snapping it over his head from close range.
Two goals was the biggest margin of the term and the home team carried a seven-point lead into the final stanza.
But goals to Craig Millar and Brad McPherson handed the Saints the lead for the first time and they were able to push it to seven when McKimmie hit the post.
The Panthers cut it back another point to five when McKimmie sealed the flag.
"I think we were walking back to the centre when I saw everyone running on and running straight past me to get to 'Skillsy' and a couple of the fans said, 'the siren's gone'," Stevens said.
The Panthers celebrated as you would expect and the Saints, the poor old Saints, well, a few of them broke down in tears as they lay slumped across the ground.
"I can remember how it was such a tight crew, there were no cliques, everyone was there Monday (for the celebrations), everyone was there Tuesday, I was at uni, so I wasn't in need of getting days off work," Stevens said.
"It was like a lock-in at the function rooms and over at the club for a few days, it was pretty special."
It was a belated birthday present for McKimmie, who had turned 28 two days earlier.
The classy midfielder or forward would end up spending 15 seasons with the Panthers, claiming two premierships, a best and fairest and around 270 games.
He was as good as any Panther of that era, but will be remembered by plenty for just one thing.
"I find it a little, not embarrassing, but when someone introduces me to someone else, sometimes they will say, 'this is the guy who kicked the goal after the siren', it's like, 'yeah, righto', it felt a bit like my Ovens and Murray career was remembered for just one kick," he said.
Given his fine career, it would certainly be unfair to remember McKimmie for just that one moment.
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Panthers' stalwarts will never forget his many exploits and he certainly enjoyed himself off the field too, although the celebrations were cut short.
"I ended up having what they called an arthroscopic reconstruction (as planned) on the Wednesday."