Reigning premiers Boxwood Hill progressed to their fourth successive grand final appearance, after upsetting the previously unbeaten Gnowangerup in Saturday’s second semifinal at Lake Grace. Boxwood, league premiers of the last two seasons in the Ongerup Football Association, prevailed in a very physical clash with the Bulldogs. After kicking four goals in the opening term, Boxwood extended their lead to 11 points by the long break and then a four-goal third term broke the game open from the winners. Ruckman Jeremy Walker was outstanding for Boxwood, his telling performance clearly the difference between the two sides and he booted a final term goal as his side went on to win by 19 points despite a big list of injuries. Isaac Baum had been one of Boxwood’s best before he suffered a lower-leg break in the third term that has ended his season, while they also lost Matt Campbell (concussion) and George Bungey (dislocated shoulder) in the space of five minutes. Brothers Nic and Tom Bertola were also valuable contributors and veteran Aaron Davis booted three goals as Boxwood won through to the decider, 11.10 (76) to 9.3 (57). Glenn Peacock played his 300th game for Boxwood but was also hampered by injury after half-time. Former Geelong-listed AFL player Timm House starred up forward with six goals, but he couldn’t get the Bulldogs across the line. Midfielders Sam Vincent and Fraser House were terrific along with ball magnet James Culleton, but it was not enough to avoid their first loss of the season. The Bulldogs trailed by 28 points at three-quarter-time and tried valiantly to run over the top in the final quarter, kicking two goals to one. Lake Grace-Pingrup set up a clash with the Bulldogs in this Saturday’s preliminary final after outlasting Jerramungup in Sunday’s elimination first semi-final. Played in Newdegate, Lake Grace-Pingrup shot out of the blocks to kick five goals in the opening term and set up the 27-point victory. Tyson Prater (four goals) and Bodhi Clifton (three) were major focal points up forward for the Bombers. The Eagles trailed by 30 points at half-time before kicking five goals in the third quarter to remain in the contest, but the Bombers won the fourth to run out winners, 14.9 (93) to 10.6 (66). William Cook, James McKay and Jackson Callope were among the best for the winners. Jedd Siviour finished with five goals in a great performance for the Eagles and was well supported by Andy Solomon (two), Shane Edmonds and Kym Brown. This Saturday’s preliminary final between the Bulldogs and Bombers is at Boxwood Hill.