WARILLA-Lake South have moved straight into the South Coast Group 7 Rugby League grand final, while Jamberoo have ended Milton-Ulladulla's season after an exciting weekend of semi-finals.
Minor premiers Gerringong Lions will play the Superoos in next Sunday's final at Kiama Showground. They were defeated 26-16 by Warilla at Michael Cronin Oval.
Lions second-rower Michael Brown scored early, then the Gorillas five-eighth Jesse Dee squeezed through a gap to open his side's scoring.
The home side managed to stretch the half-time advantage to eight when young centre Corey Mulhall scored off a Pat Cronin pass just before the break.
The game was tough and uncompromising, with both sides trying to gain the grand final 'gold pass'.
The Gorillas appeared to be gaining the upper hand when second-rower Keiran Rankmore crashed over, then winger Chad Lisch became a high flyer, plucking a bomb out of the air.
After Craig Nolan added the extras, Warilla suddenly hit the lead 14-12.
However, the buffer was short-lived after Lions hooker Nathan Ford backed up to score.
The Lions seemed to be getting some momentum until a dropped pass while they were on the attack was scooped up by Lisch, who sprinted 80 metres to score under the posts.
The Gorillas were buoyed by the sudden change of fortunes and finished the job in the closing minutes with a fifth four-pointer, this time on the other flank to Jarryd Pepper.
Nolan nailed the sideline conversion.
The Lions face the weekend's surprise packet, Jamberoo, in the final, after the Superoos upset Milton-Ulladulla 20-18 at Bill Andriske Mollymook Oval.
The Jamberoo side took the game by the throat in the opening 15 minutes through an intercept try to centre Tim Small in the second minute, and a superb solo effort from half Jono Dallas to lead 12-0.
The Bulldogs hit back with tries to Kirren Roughley and Travis Young, before Roos fullback Jarrod Shodde scored a converted try right on half-time to add to an earlier penalty goal for the visitors to lead 20-12.
There was drama galore in the second half as both sides threw everything at each other.
Milton crossed for the only try in the second stanza, with both sides going close to adding to the score-line.
However, the Superoos stayed alive and finished the Bulldogs' season, which after promising so much all year, ended with three successive losses.