THE Lismore Swans late season resurgence came to an end as the classy Tweed Tigers won the Queensland B Division (South) Aussie Rules Preliminary final 12-17-79 to 10-6-66.
The Swans never gave up and as predicted the Ash Gemmill factor was a major difference as he kicked 8 of the 12 Tigers goals. Despite Gemmill's heroics the Swans only trailed by two goals at half time but in AFL third quarter is known as the premiership quarter and the Tigers dominated kicking 6-7 to the Swans twp goals to blow the game open
For the Tigers Jimmy Walle had his best quarter of the season and they took a seven-goal lead into the last break
To the Swans credit they stood tall right to end and almost stormed to an improbable victory
Full Forward Wes Seewald came to life finishing with three goals with Shaun King and Tom Merritt scoring two apiece
Typifying the Swans charge into the finals their best were Andy James, Scotty Brown and Angus Legoe
The Swans were left to lament a last quarter where they kicked 5 goals to the Tigers solitary goal. Tweed now square off against Bond University on Saturday at Scottsdale Oval Robina in their fifth consecutive grand final appearance.
Game starts at 2pm.