Semifinals to decide teams that qualify directly into Lower Great Southern Hockey Association grand finals

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Spencer Park have a chance to qualify directly into the men’s A-grade grand final.
Camera IconSpencer Park have a chance to qualify directly into the men’s A-grade grand final. Credit: Laurie Benson

Spencer Park and Manypeaks will get the chance to advance straight through to the Lower Great Southern Hockey Association men’s A-grade grand final when they meet in the first semifinal on Saturday.

The top two sides will face off with a spot in the grand final on the line. Reigning premiers Park finished on top of the ladder despite Peaks holding that spot for much of the season.

Only one point separated the two sides in the standings but Park will go in with plenty of confidence given Peaks have lost their past three games.

The two sides have split the results this year, winning two games each and drawing once.

The winner will have a week off while the loser will face third-placed side North Albany in a preliminary final next Saturday.

Redbacks and Park will meet in the women’s A-grade first semifinal on Saturday.

After finishing 11 points clear on top, Redbacks will go in as hot favourites as they look to directly qualify for the decider in their bid to win back-to-back premierships.

Park re-joined A-grade this season and have lost to Redbacks on three occasions with the other two encounters ending in draws.

The women’s A-grade final will be played at 2.30pm followed by the men’s A-grade fixture at 4.30pm.

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