Old Xaverians 19.23-137
The Clubbies travelled out to Bulleen to take on finals bound Old Xavier, the clubbies severely depleted of numbers.
The clubbies fielded just 16 players to start, two more joining during the first term to bolster numbers.
James Hansford battled hard all day through the middle, Robert Coxon winding back the clock with a massive effort in the midfield.
The Clubbies held in as best they could but the lack of numbers was telling, Xavier exploiting the advantage.
Arran Bouten played one of his best games of the year, spending time all over the ground and kicking a couple of goals.
The last term saw the Clubbies steal a couple of late goals but they were out on their feet going down by 69 points.
Goals: T. Grigg 2, A. Bouten 2, C. Miller 2, M. Cole, J. Hansford, T. De Jong
Best: A. Bouten, J. Hansford, R. Coxon, L. Dean, A. Jones, T. De Jong