The Tathra Sea Eagles have ridden their luck to a grand final after beating the Narooma Lions by seven points in the SCAFL women's preliminary final at Narooma's Bill Smyth Oval.
Despite losing the minor semi final to the Eden Whalers, the Sea Eagles got a shot at the Lions after the SCAFL found Eden had used ineligible players in the game.
Tathra took that second chance with both hands, and jumped the minor premiers with the first two goals of the game inside 10 minutes.
Narooma looked shell-shocked, but slowly worked its way back into the game through a potent midfield and forward line.
They kicked a single goal in the first quarter, then took the lead midway through the second through Rachael Kincaid.
The Sea Eagles hit back though, and maintained a 3.2 (20) to 2.3 (15) lead into the main break.
The Sea Eagles controlled the tempo throughout the second half, and snagged two important goals to hold on for the seven-point victory.
The Lions gave themselves some hope through a Rachael Kincaid goal with five minutes remaining, but Tathra held firm.
The Lions' loss means the hosts have lost two preliminary finals today, after their under 12s lost the first match.
It also leaves the women's side with questions over the summer, as they've failed to win a final after cruising to the minor premiership.