Jurien Bay have overcome their rivals Cervantes twice in a row, the latest win securing them a place in the grand final of the Central Midlands Coastal Football League. Previously the rivalry had been one-sided, with Cervantes winning every match in the past six years before Jurien Bay tasted victory in the final round of the home-and-away season. The Bulldogs managed to do the impossible and win again, knocking the reigning premiers out of the finals race. Cervantes have dominated the league, missing out on just one grand final in the past 14 seasons but will now miss out on the “big dance” for the first time since 2017. The game was off to a quick start and Jurien Bay took an early lead, going up by five points at half-time. They began building separation during third term, kicking three goals while Cervantes booted just one in the quarter. The Tiger Sharks started to mount a comeback in the final quarter, keeping the Bulldogs to just two behinds while putting up an extra 14 points, but it wasn’t enough as the siren sounded with Jurien Bay still just ahead. The Bulldogs held on to win 9.10 (64) to 8.11 (59), sending them to the grand final. For the winning side, Scott Worthington put the team on his back and kicked five goals, while for Cervantes, Isaac Devitt-Boyd kicked two goals in the loss. Jurien Bay will now play Dandaragan in the grand final, with this being the first decider without either Cervantes or Lancelin since 2007. Both grand finalists will be trying to win their third premiership, with Jurien Bay’s last flag coming in 2017 and Dandaragan’s in 2007. The grand final will be held at Jurien Shire Oval on Saturday September 2, with bouncedown at 2.15pm.