Reserves into Grand Final

Birchgrove Reserves won Sunday’s major semi final against Roosters FC 2-1 in an encounter that turned nasty towards the end. After going down early to a penalty, the Tigers fought back with goals from Alex Shain and Max Civili. A fight in the final minutes saw Tigers defender Dave Dower and a Roosters player both red carded. In the other semi final, Blacktown overcame the Western Red Devils 2-1, which means Blacktown, and Roosters will play off next week for the right to play the Tigers in the Grand Final.