IT’S SFL preliminary final day at North Hobart Oval today and the winner will win a date in the big one against Lindisfarne. The loser goes home and looks to 2018. The contestants are New Norfolk, everyone’s premiership favourite throughout the year, battling last year’s premiers Claremont.
New Norfolk hadn’t lost a game all season, but that changed last weekend despite a big final quarter against Lindisfarne at Boyer Oval. Meanwhile Claremont, with its backs against the wall and not wanting to go out in straight sets, beat Cygnet to set up today’s big match at North Hobart.
Claremont has followed the same path as last year, with a big loss week one followed by a big win the next week. But does the story end here with a loss to New Norfolk? Can Claremont pull off a major upset and send New Norfolk out in straight sets?
Will New Norfolk shake off its first loss of the season, and go on to a big win over Claremont, and have a shot at the 2017 Premiership Cup?
The last time these two teams met in a final was last year’s first semi-final when Claremont fought off the Eagles in the last quarter and booked a place in the preliminary final.
There are also Reserves, Colts, and for the first time a women’s preliminary final all on at North Hobart today. Follow www.facebook.com/SFLTasmania for mtch results.
Colts: Southern Storm v New Norfolk at 9.15am
Seniors: New Norfolk v Claremont at 2.45pm
Reserves: Lindisfarne v Hobart at 12.45pm
Womens: Lindisfarne v Hobart City Demons at 11.15am