KOLORA Noorat defeated Nirranda by 27 points in the qualifying final, setting up a second semi-final showdown with minor premiers Old Collegians.
The Power’s last five matches have been impressive and they are performing well at the right time of year.
The Power trailed by two points at the end of the first quarter then put the foot down with a four goals to nil second term.
After the long break the Power kicked two goals to one in a 7.9 (51) to 2.12 (24) low scoring victory.
Ben Fraser kicked four goals and was named among the Power’s best with Jason Moloney, Lachlan Mackay, Jake Richardson, Joel Moloney and Sean Bourke.
Kolora Noorat’s current form and the fact they handed Old Collegians their only loss this year in round eight, sets up an epic second semi-final clash.
Kolora Noorat reserves recorded an eight-point victory over Merrivale on the Tigers’ home ground last Saturday.
The Power booted two goals to nil in the first term and held an 11-point advantage at the main break.
In a tight third term, the Power managed to build on their lead and hold an 18 point advantage going into the final break.
Merrivale came out firing in the last quarter but the Power held on in a 9.6 (60) to 7.10 (52) victory.
Martin Wynd kicked three goals and was named among the Power’s best with Warren Attrill, Jason Harlock and Damien Wynd.
Kolora Noorat will now take on Old Collegians in the second semi-final.
Both the under 17.5 and under 14.5 footballers will begin their premiership tilt this Saturday after having a week’s rest courtesy of finishing on top of their respective ladders.
The under 17.5 side will take on Old Collegians, who defeated South Rovers by nine points in the qualifying final.
The Warriors are the only side to have beaten the minor premiers this season, doing so back in round seven, the margin that day was just two points.
The under 14.5 second semi-final sees the Power go up against South Rovers, who proved too strong for Dennington in the qualifying final.
The Dogs have been the only side to knock off Kolora Noorat in 2017, and after finishing second, they were upset by the third seed South Rovers last weekend.
All four of Kolora Noorat’s football teams will be in action this Saturday at Merrivale Recreation Reserve.