Western Districts secured the last Mid West netball finals position thanks to a fine 62-55 victory over West Coast on Saturday.
The Hawks came into the final regular-season match on the back of inflicting a first defeat of the season on Wirrulla, while Districts knew a win would cement a fourth-placed finish, with three teams still in contention.
Western Districts got the result they needed by seven goals – the Hawks’ fourth loss this season.
Wudinna needed to win and did just that yet fell short of reaching the finals thanks to other results.
The Magpies did their bit as they downed Central Eyre 50-35 yet could only manage a fifth-placed finish.
Wirrulla bounced back from that loss to West Coast to comfortably get the better of Elliston by 70 goals.
The Bombers took out their anger on the Roosters to end the regular season with 28 points as the match finished 94-24.
Elliston were still in contention for the finals yet dropped to the foot of the table with the defeat.
The finals begin this weekend with Wirrulla and West Coast meeting for a place in the grand final.
West Coast will enter the B grade finals as favourites after their 52-26 win over Western Districts.
The victory was their 14th from 15 matches, seeing the Hawks finish eight points clear at the top as Districts ended sixth.
Central Eyre were the best of the rest in second position and secured a 52-37 triumph against Wudinna.
Both teams were already assured of reaching the finals, with the 15-goal result dropping the Magpies to fourth.
Elliston took hold of third with a 49-37 win away to Wirrulla, with the Bombers ending the season in fifth.
The Roosters will get the finals up and running against Wudinna.
West Coast ended a perfect C grade campaign with a 58-24 success in the match with Western Districts.
The 34-goal victory saw the Hawks finish five points clear of the pack, while the Tigers had already missed out on reaching the finals.
Wudinna got the better of Central Eyre by 12 goals in a low scoring match.
The Magpies had second sewn up before their 25-13 victory as the Bulldogs finish fourth.
Sandwiched between them was Elliston, who beat Wirrulla in the final round by 46 goals.
The Bombers ended the campaign in sixth with only one win to their name after the 62-16 result as the Roosters moved ahead of Central Eyre.
The pair will open the finals this weekend.
West Coast’s D grade win over Western Districts meant the Tigers missed out on the finals.
Districts knew a win would get them into the top four, but the 43-26 result saw them finish percentage behind Central Eyre and Wirrulla – the trio finishing on six points.
The Bulldogs advanced despite losing 43-18 to Wudinna, who ended in second.
The finals will begin with a match between Central Eyre and Wirrulla.
Central Eyre got home in a thrilling Junior A contest against Wudinna by one goal as it ended 41-40, while West Coast defeated Western Districts 54-17.
The Hawks and Tigers will meet again to start the finals series.
West Coast defeated Western Districts 34-17 in Junior B action, while Wudinna got the better of Central Eyre 40-31.
Wudinna and Western Districts will meet in the finals this weekend.