In the men's elimination final, South Burnie and Launceston City go head-to-head for the second time in as many weeks. After edging out the Tigers to the tune of 2-1, the Hawks will be eager to find another win to keep their finals hopes alive. Stu Bowles and Jordan Dart will be key attacking players to watch out for, while Brent Jago and Tom Trevarthan provide some much-needed forward pressure against a tough Tigers defence. City goalkeeper Jayden Pearson will lead from the back as he potentially plays a pivotal role in such a tight game, and father-son duo Jeremy and Oli Stebbings will be a force to be reckoned with across the park, alongside the team's top goal scorer Beau Cornelius.
In one of the most prominent rivalries in the GNL, Burnie Baptist host South Launceston in the second semi-final, with the winner going straight through to the grand final in two weeks' time. So far this year Baptist have had the slight edge over the Suns, with a 1-0 win at home in round eight, and a 2-2 draw in Launceston in Round 17. Baptist will need their strikers on target against the Suns' stellar defence, and will be looking for Lachlan Murfet and Keenan Johnson in the circle, with Khan Riley solid as ever at the back.
In the Suns camp it will likely be Kurt Budgeon (36 goals) and Al McBain 23 goals) causing trouble for the Baptist defence as skipper Brad Buchanan heads up their backline.
After a tough loss last week, West Devonport find themselves in the elimination final against a fast-moving Queechy outfit. Despite going down to West in their two encounters this season, Queechy can never be counted out when it comes to finals. With Izzie McRobbie up forward looking for her thirtieth goal of 2021, and the speedy Lucy Cooper and Josie Kremerskothen running through the midfield, the Penguins will be looking dangerous. The Dragons will want to account for last week's loss, and Madi Clark and Isabelle Sharman will be crucial as the Dragon's move out of defence. Ange McAuliffe and Sarah Gray in their forward line need to convert as many chances as possible in front of goals to keep their finals run going.
City Marians will be aiming for their third premiership in a row, but come up against a tough South Launceston outfit off the back of securing the minor premiership for 2021.
Andrew Lancaster's well-drilled Suns came away with a clinical 2-0 win last time these sides met in round eleven after a draw in Round 2, but Marians finals experience looks to serve them well in this match-up. Brooke Grubb will be looking to wreak havoc in their attacking circle, assisted by Zayna Jackson and Jemma Kenworthy working hard through the field.
However, boasting six of the competition's top 10 goal scorers, the fiery Suns outfit will take every chance they can get to make it back into the grand final for the first time since 2016.
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