EMERI Pink Moscato has qualified for the women's first division grand final after a nail- biting 5-4 win over the Yenda Prods Young Guns at Ted Scobie Oval on Monday.
Despite heading into half-time on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline, the minor premiers dug deep and produced the kind of performance that has them odds on to take this year's title.
In an action-packed but low-scoring first half, Emeri would have had a touchdown from the game's very first set were it not for a spill in the left corner.
Instead, it was Yenda Prods' Sarah Mannell who went over first after latching onto the a pass inside that allowed her to make a simple break.
It was the only try of the opening 20 minutes as tight defence from both teams and a bit of dummy-half-related confusion ensured the Young Guns held onto their slight edge at the interval.
However, Emeri didn't wait long after the resumption of play to even the scores with Kandice Marin touching down to make it 1-1.
Marin then turned provider by crafting the perfect opening for Julia Puntoriero to score and give Emeri a 2-1 advantage.
From there it was a full-blown armwrestle.
Yenda found an immediate response, only for Emeri to snatch back the lead and then give it away again.
Deep into the second half the scores were locked away at 4-4, but Emeri's Melinda Bonetti was on the money with the matchwinner with just a few minutes left on the clock to seal victory.