Bright into grand final

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PRESSURE COOKER: Bright tough nut Nick Howell kicks the ball out of congestion in the Mountain Men’s preliminary final win on Saturday. PHOTO: Karl Phillipson

THERE were emotional scenes in the Bright rooms after their 26-point preliminary final victory secured them a spot in the grand final to take on Milawa this Saturday.

In cold, sometimes rainy, sometimes sunny, constantly windy conditions in Tarrawingee, Bright exploded any home-ground advantage the Bulldogs may have thought they’d leverage.

It was a game Bright could have played anywhere. While Tarrawingee has held the wood over Bright this season (and the past four seasons, for that matter) with two significant victories, the Mountain Men laid waste to any remaining hopes the Bulldogs held out for a grand final spot.

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