CHFL FINALS: Weekend wrap and week two draw

Buninyong's Jack Romeril
Picture: Dylan Burns
Buninyong's Jack Romeril Picture: Dylan Burns

Waubra's horrible recent finals record continued on Saturday with defeat at the hands of Buninyong.

The Central Highlands Football League minor premiers, which lost just one game throughout the home and away rounds, slumped to a fifth-straight finals loss.

Waubra's last triumph in the playoffs came way back in 2014 when it beat Bungaree by three points. Since then, there has been a preliminary final defeat, three successive elimination final losses and also the failure at the weekend.

Buninyong proved far too good for the Roos in Saturday's qualifying final at Learmonth and now has a week off to prepare for a preliminary final.

Waubra, meanwhile, must look to avoid a straight sets exit from finals when it meets Springbank next weekend.

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The Tigers ended Dunnstown's season with a win at Waubra on Saturday.

On Sunday, Newlyn claimed its first finals success since way back in season 2012 when it finished Hepburn’s shot at back-to-back flags.

The Cats won a low-scoring thriller against the Burras by two points at Dunnstown.

This has set up a showdown with Gordon next weekend.

The Eagles threw everything they had at Beaufort in Sunday’s qualifying final at Buninyong, but were eventually brushed aside by the Crows, which won by 17 points.

This takes Beaufort one step closer to avenging last year’s grand final defeat at the hands of Hepburn.

Next weekend, semi finals will be played at Buninyong on Saturday and Creswick on Sunday.

This will be the first time the Central Highlands Football League has held a final at Creswick’s Doug Lindsay Reserve.

WEEK 2 FINALS

SEMI FINALS

SATURDAY

at Buninyong

UNDER-15: Beaufort v Rokewood-Corindhap

UNDER-18: Springbank v Newlyn

RESERVES: Creswick v Waubra

SENIORS: Waubra v Springbank

SUNDAY

at Creswick

UNDER-15: Bungaree v Buninyong

UNDER-18: Buninyong v Creswick

RESERVES: Beaufort v Hepburn

SENIORS: Gordon v Newlyn

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