It was preliminary final heartache for South Morang and Laurimar in the Northern Football League women’s competition.
Both sides were hoping to make the most of their second chances in division 2 and 3 respectively, but ultimately fell short.
In division 2, South Morang lost to Heidelberg, 4.5 (29)-3.3 (31).
Heidelberg kicked the first two goals, to lead by 12 points early in the second quarter.
The Lions fought back with the next three goals to lead by eight points at the main break.
Just one goal was kicked in third quarter, but it was enough to give Heidelberg the lead, which it would not surrender.
They would seal the win with a fourth goal in the last quarter.
Cassie Hurst, Kim Kavan and Olivia Dalmau were the goalscorers for the Lions.
In division 3, it was a tough end to Laurimar’s first finals series, losing to Greensborough in their preliminary final.
Greensborough dominated throughout on its way to a 7.5 (47)-0.1 (1) victory.
After kicking two goals in the first half, Greensborough kicked away in the second half to record a convincing win.
Carly Cooper, Haley Hoystead and Renee Grant were the best for the Power.
It’s been a massive year of improvement for the Power, who lost most of their side from last season and didn’t look like fielding a team early in the pre-season.
Heidelberg and Greensborough will both face VU Spurs in the grand final on Sunday.
VU Spurs will face Diamond Creek in the division 1 grand final, as they look to claim all three premierships in a historic time for the club.