A determined Dunolly will have to fend off a battered and bruised Harcourt this weekend in the pursuit for semi final glory.
The Eagles pulled off an impressive knock out win over a strong Natte Bealiba side last Sunday and will have to back up that performance in the second round of finals against a massive competitor.
Dunolly was strong from the outset taking a very handy 10-goal lead over the Swans at the first break.
The Eagles displayed a massive amount of pressure to gain possession and in the end won 31- 24, knocking Natte, a side that defeated Harcourt throughout the season, out of finals.
Toppling the Swans was a great place to start for the Eagles, but a scorned Harcourt will be a massive task.
The Lions were defeated comfortably in qualifying finals at the weekend after they were tasked with taking on an undefeated Avoca side to kick off their finals campaign.
The Lions trailed early, and a 25- 12 half time score hinted that the Bulldogs weren’t going to let the side get anywhere near them, sending them to semi finals with an eventual 24-goal defeat.
The Lions will be confident ahead of the weekend, but the Eagles didn’t fight to get into finals and topple a strongly favoured Natte, just to go down without a fight this Saturday.
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