The Magpies and Bulldogs are set for a blockbuster reserves preliminary final next weekend after an intriguing round of semi-finals at the weekend.
Minor premiers SMW Rovers took on Moyston-Willaura at Tatyoon on Saturday, with the winner of the clash advancing to the grand final.
The week off last weekend may have hindered the Bulldogs who started slowly.
The Pumas piled on five unanswered goals in the first term to lead by 36 points at the first break.
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The Bulldogs competed stronger in the second term but it was in the third quarter where the Pumas secured the win. They booted five goals to none to lead by 67 points at the final break.
The Bulldogs won the final term but the damage had already been done, going down 14.13 (97) to 7.6 (48).
The Bulldogs had just three goalkickers to Moyston-Willaura’s nine. Ben Robertson was best on ground for the victors.
Moyston-Willaura advanced straight to the grand final while the Bulldogs will have to play Wickiliffe-Lake Bolac in a preliminary final next weekend.
The Magpies were simply too strong for Glenthompson-Dunkeld at Derrinallum on Sunday, who had their reserves and senior football seasons ended on the same day.
A seven-goal opening term set the tone of the match for the Magpies. The went on to record 36 scoring shots and finish in front 16.20 (116) to 4.11 (35) at the final siren.
Four goals each to Samuel Turmine and Daryl Perkins helped the Magpies to victory.