West Preston-Lakeside claimed the 2018 Northern Football Netball League Division 1 premiership with a nine-point victory over Macleod in an enthralling grand final.
They were the top two sides at the conclusion of the home and away season and now Macleod and West Preston-Lakeside sit just one win away from premiership glory.
A ten-goal masterclass by Ahmed Saad handed West Preston-Lakeside its first finals win since 2011 and propelled the Roosters into the Northern Football Netball League Division 1 preliminary final.
Bundoora kept its Northern Football Netball League Division 1 premiership defence alive with a convincing elimination final win over Greensborough.
North Heidelberg coach Jimmy House believes the momentum and excitement his side has generated will be a positive during the Northern Football Netball League Division 1 finals series.