UGSFL 2023: Minor premiers Katanning Wanderers ready for qualifying final, reigning premiers in do-or-die game

Harry GrigsonGreat Southern Herald
Haiden Schloithe has been a big inclusion for Katanning.
Camera IconHaiden Schloithe has been a big inclusion for Katanning. Credit: Harry Grigson

The Upper Great Southern Football League will enter a highly anticipated finals series when the top four do battle in the first week of finals this weekend.

Consisting of a qualifying final and an elimination final, the two games will be played at neutral venues on Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm.

Minor premiers Katanning Wanderers will face Wickepin at Nenke Oval, Kukerin, with a grand final berth up for grabs.

Both teams finished on equal points on the ladder but the Tigers claimed the minor premiership courtesy of a healthy percentage.

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Entering the match fresh off a bye, the Tigers come into the final having beaten the Warriors by 29 points in their most recent encounter.

Eager to go one better than last year, the Warriors will go in off the back of a 184-point belting of wooden spooners Wagin.

They have won their last three games with their last defeat coming at the hands of the Tigers in round 13.

The loser will face the winner of the elimination final between Williams and reigning premiers Boddington.

The Cats finished third, just one win behind the two pace-setters and will go in as heavy favourites over the Eagles at Clayton Road Oval.

The Eagles have lost their last two matches heading into the finals and will be hungry to keep their flag hopes alive but face a Cats side that have won their past two games.

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