The Lower South West Football League finals have been thrown into a head spin after minor premiers Bridgetown lost to Boyup Brook 13.10 (88) to 11.10 (76) in the second semifinal on Sunday. The match was set against the backdrop of the Boyup Brook Roos having beaten the Bridgetown Bulldogs in the last game of the regular season. The game lived up to its expectations as a thriller as both sides were inseparable in the first period. The Roos and the Bulldogs both fielded the strongest teams they could muster and neither seemed to be able to get the better of one another. The first quarter score was 1.4 (10) each. It was the Roos who did slightly better in the second quarter as Benjamin, Alexander and Daniel Cabassi began to dominate the midfield area. The Bulldogs struggled to get a foothold in the game and were more or less pacified going forward, with the half-time score reading 5.6 (36) to 3.5 (23). After the half-time break the Bulldogs kicked into another gear to try to salvage a win from the match by keeping the Boyup Brook danger men quiet. Their hard work paid off as they outscored their opposition and managed to level the score again heading into the final quarter. The three-quarter-time score read an identical 9.6 (60) each. With everything to play for both sides came out swinging in the last period of the game and much to the excitement of the Boyup Brook home fans, their team was pulling ahead. Try as they might, Bridgetown could not stop the Boyup Brook midfielders from passing the ball among themselves and keeping the Bulldogs at arm’s length. As the final siren neared there was a hint of excitement on the faces of the Roos fans who knew they were going to the grand final. As full-time was called, the Bridgetown Bulldogs players collapsed, knowing they have to travel to Kojonup and face Deanmill to have a shot at the grand final. Boyup Brook now have a week to rest before playing the winner of the preliminary final at Tigers home ground on September 11.