Imperials Football Club’s colts team pulled off a comeback to secure a place in the grand final after beating Deanmill Hawks 9.13 (67) to 8.11 (59) in the Lower South West Football League second semifinal. The match started off well for the Imperials as they scored a couple of goals early on and put themselves into an early lead. The Imperials, who have lost only once this season, made it look as if it would be business as usual against the Hawks, who were struggling to get going in the first quarter. However, this all changed in the second period as the Hawks kicked into gear and began doing real damage to the Imperials. Kicking seven goals in the second quarter put Deanmill well out in front of their opponents and left the Imperials players stunned. At half-time, the scoreboard favoured Deanmill 7.7 (49) to 2.4 (16). With a spot in the grand final to play for, the Imperials players dug in and began to take back control of the game from Deanmill. Excellent performances from Imperials players Bailey Scott, Zane Peskett and Memphis Mayers proved to be the difference as they slowly edged their way back into the game. Deanmill seemed to struggle to deal with the pressure being put on by their opponents and were not clinical enough with the ball to score. By three-quarter-time the Imperials had reduced the gap drastically, although the score still favoured Deanmill slightly, 8.8 (56) to 7.7 (49). In the last quarter, the Imperials left it all out on the field as every player stepped up like it was the grand final match itself. A sense of urgency fell over the ground as both teams did their best, but it was to be an Imperials day as they pulled into the lead and won 9.13 (67) to 8.11 (59). The Imperials booked their spot in the grand final in two weeks and their opponent will be the winner of the clash between Deanmill and Bridgetown in Kojonup on Sunday.