Men's and women's premier league preliminary finals

THE Yerrinbool-Bargo Bushrangers have the chance of winning the premier league competition after they defeated Hill Top in the preliminary final. 

Yerrinbool have progressed to the premier league grand final after they beat Robertson 6-1 in the preliminary final. Photo Lauren Strode.

Yerrinbool have progressed to the premier league grand final after they beat Robertson 6-1 in the preliminary final. Photo Lauren Strode.

In the men’s premier league match Yerrinbool took a 4-1 victory over Hill Top. 

Yerrinbool coach Rob Miller said it was one of the team’s best games. 

“This was one of our best displays of football all season. We had an exceptional match and I’m very pleased,” he said. 

Miller commended Matt Hunt, who scored two goals in the first half and Mark Butler, who scored one in the first half and one in the second half on an outstanding match.

This was one of our best displays of football all season. We had an exceptional match. - Yerrinbool-Bargo Bushrangers coach Rob Miller

“Those guys got us there but the team as a whole played a fantastic match, we didn’t have a bad player.”

Miller said that although Yerrinbool were dominant from the outset, Hill top didn’t play a bad game. 

“I think they were out enthused. They didn’t play badly we had just raised our game. Compared to how we played previously in the season, we were a lot better in this match.” 

Yerrinbool has advanced to the grand final where they will play against Marulan, who finished the season at the top of the ladder. 

“Marulan is great team so it will be a hard fought match. We have gained a lot of confidence over the last four weeks and we will certainly go into it looking for a competitive match,” Miller said. 

Miller said that the team has proven their ability in the last few games.

“We had been written off by quite a few people I think. We will go into this grand final as underdogs but I think we have proven that we deserve to be here.” 

The grand final match will be played on September 24 at David Wood Playing Fields with kick off at 3pm. 

The women’s premier league match was played between Yerrinbool and Robertson. 

Roberston were knocked out of the competition after they were defeated 6-1. 

Roberston coach Rob Handley said his team played a good final match. 

“The score didn’t reflect the quality of the play. Natasha Wann scored the first goal of the match for us and it was a beautiful goal too,” he said. 

Handley said all of his team worked hard against Yerrinbool. 

“We have quite a new team while Yerrinbool is very experienced and I think that is what took them over the line. All of our girls battled hard and played like it was a final,” he said. 

“When the score got to 4-1 it was really hard to bounce back and we started to go down at that point.”  

Despite the loss, Handley said Robertson had a great season and showed a lot of improvement.

The women’s premier league grand final between Moss Vale and Yerrinbool will be played on September 24 at David Wood Playing Fields (ground one) with kick off at 2.30pm. 

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