Eastlake and Wooloware have prevailed in the Warren and Gibson Trophies with sudden death wins.
The Warren Trophy will feature Bayview up against Eastlake with both sides evenly matched after successful seasons to date. Bayview qualified for the finals on the back of an undefeated preliminary series with a perfect 6-0 record, dropping just four points of a possible 21 in the process. They continued their good form through the finals with 2.5/0.5 quarter final win over Kareela before accounting for Beverley Park in the semi-final 2/1. They will enter the final full of confidence.
Eastlake dropped just the one preliminary round match, away to Wallacia to top their division with a 5-1 record. The finals has seen them record two 2/1 victories, defeating Woolooware in the quarters and a red hot Richmond in last week’s semi. They will be out to emulate the feats of their club’s 2011 Gibson team and bring home the trophy on Sunday.
The Gibson Trophy final will see Cabramatta take on Woolooware, with the winner taking home their clubs first Gibson title. Cabramatta qualified for the finals after completing the preliminary rounds with a 5-1 record, an away loss to Richmond being their only blemish. Two dominant 2.5/0.5 wins in the quarters and semi over RAE and The Coast respectively have Cabramatta in good form leading into the final.
Woolooware scraped into the finals after surviving a countback after the preliminary rounds after their 4-2 series saw them on equal points and individual games with Cumberland. A better head-to-head result saw them through to the finals where they recorded resounding victories against Bexley and last year’s winners Eastlake in the semi. With both finals going the way of Woolooware 2.5/0.5, confidence will be high entering Sunday’s contest.
Both finals will be played at Georges River GC commencing at 11am.