The Sawtell/Toormina Saints have booked a place in this year’s AFL North Coast grand final after a 35-point victory against the Coffs Harbour Breakers in their semi-final at Fitzroy Oval.
The Saints reached their eighth grand final in nine years with a 15.11 (101) to 9.12 (66) win against the Breakers.
The Saints ended the Breakers premiership defence, with the win set up after a five-goal quarter saw the Saints take a 22-point lead into half-time.
Another five-goal quarter in the third term saw the Saints clinch a spot in this season’s premiership decider.
Mitch Napier kicked five goals for the Saints and was ably supported by Ayden Baloh and Jonah Horan who both bagged three each.
The Saints now play the Grafton Tigers in this Saturday’s grand final at Ce.x Coffs International Stadium.
The Northern Beaches Blues reached this season’s premiership decider with a dominant 6.6 (42) to 0.1 (1) win against the Sawtell/Toormina Saints in their semi-final at Fitzroy Oval.
The Blues women reached the grand final in their first season as a stand-alone club, and now play the Coffs Harbour Breakers for the 2020 premiership.
The Nambucca Valley Lions continued their undefeated season and will play for the flag after defeating the Northern Beaches Blues by 67 points in their semi-final at Nambucca Heads.
The Lions now play the Coffs Harbour Breakers in the grand final, after the Breakers beat the Sawtell/Toormina Saints by 50 points in their home semi-final.
The Grafton Tigers will face the Sawtell/Toormina Saints in this season’s grand final after beating the Coffs Harbour Breakers by 44 points in their semi-final at Fitzroy Oval.