North Gippsland Football Netball League’s semi-finals were one for the ages.

Churchill caused a major upset as they went straight through to the Grand Final after beating Sale City.

There must have been a lot of manifesting and belief as the Churchill side, against all odds, took down the minor premier.

Sale City had all but one grade of netball in the finals on their home deck at Stephenson Park, and the Cougars rolled up to see a sea of red, white and blue.

The crowd was heated as the match began being a goal-for-goal game with momentum shifts galore. Still, it was Churchill’s experienced players in skipper Rachael Loechel and coach Katrina Hutchinson who were able to keep composure and possession to settle the pace.

The Bulldogs never gave up as they continued to contest every ball despite trailing the whole game.

Sale City’s goal attack, Charlotte Ronchi, was unstoppable, keeping them in the game with her accuracy in the ring; however, it was simply just not enough.

Down the other end, Lynette (Louie) Patten was just as accurate for the Cougars, and when she wasn’t, there was no one taking a rebound off her. Patten was strong in the win, snatching up every ball that was fed into the ring.

The Cougars impressed when they were able to stop the Bulldogs from getting any run on, but when Churchill royalty Stacey Yates came on into goalkeeper position, best believe Sale City’s scoring power all but completely dried up.

The final scores read Churchill 47 to Sale City 40.

Sale City will now take on Woodside in the preliminary final, which has been relocated to Glengarry.

Woodside are in a league of their own.

The Wildcats sent Heyfield home after defeating the Kangaroos 64 to 34.

We know the Wildcats are good, but just how good are they to win a semi-final like it was a piece of cake?

Heyfield couldn’t stop the scoring force that is playing-coach Libby Nicole, who received silver service delivery from her midcourters and goal attack.

The Wildcats had doubled Heyfield’s score in the first quarter, sinking 16 to their eight to go on to dominate play entirely for the rest of the match.

After an impressive home-and-away season, Heyfield was sent home from finals after straight-set losses.

A very young side, the Kangaroos will take it as a learning experience to come back bigger and better next year.

Woodside on the other hand, are a major contender for the flag.

The last time Woodside and Sale City faced, it was one of the best netball matches all year, with no winning result as the two sides drew at 47-all. With stakes so high, expect to see a battle like no other this Saturday.

As for the Cougars, they’ll be eagerly awaiting who they’ll face come Grand Final day.