Forget Crows versus Port Power, and Freo versus West Coast.
The southern derby between Virginia and Two Wells played at Virginia on Saturday in the last minor round game in Adelaide Plains Football League, was always going to be keenly contested, with lots at stake for both teams.
Not only were the teams playing for the “Olympic Cup” bragging rights, but more importantly, Two Wells A grade had to win to make the finals.
The Virginian Rams were hoping to impress guests in attendance for a 30 year reunion – 30 years since they defeated Two Wells in the grand final.
Two Wells’ finals hopes were dashed as Virginia ran out winners by a comfortable 88 points, thus also taking the “Olympic Cup” honours.
This means Virginia now plays Balaklava in the do-or-die second semi-final on Sunday at Lochiel.