Reserves Hold On for Two Point Semi-Final Win

The finishing line was in sight as Prahran Assumption staggered to the finish with an eye on the time clock in a thrilling first semi-final win over Reserves win over Old Geelong at Sportscover Arena on Saturday.

The Two Blues held a 29 point lead going into the final quarter kicking against a stiffening northerly breeze.

And it proved barely enough as the Two Blues were held scoreless while Old Geelong peppered the goals to add 4-3 but fell two points short.

The win was set-up in the first quarter when the Two Blues burst from the blocks to kick the first five goals of the match with Craig Ellis, three goals, and two from Josh Hogarth dominant.

Michael Pisker was unstoppable on a wing and the drama that was to follow was hard to foresee.

For the next three quarters Old Geelong dominated forward 50 entries.

But under the onslaught the Two Blues defence stood firm with Luke Kerr, John Panagioatoros, Nathan Costin and Josh Frydman outstanding.

Jon Rice with three goals, one on the run deep on the boundary line in the third quarter, also proved crucial.

The preliminary final v PEGS will be played Sunday at 11.50 am at Bill Lawry Oval, Northcote.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION  5-1  7-2  9-5  9-5 (59)

OLD GEELONG                  0-2  3-4   4-6  8-9 (57)

Goals: Ellis 4, Rice 3, Hogarth 2.

Best: Kerr, Pisker, Panagiotaros, R Costin, Waters, Frydman.