Villa ends The Waves' top two finals chances
FOOTBALL: In a stunning turnaround, Brothers Aston Villa have ended The Waves' hopes of securing a double chance for the finals.
Down twice against their opposition, with a double to The Waves striker Mark Martin, Villa responded on both occasions and pushed on to record a 4-2 win.
A double to Blake O'Brien not only sealed the team's win but gave the striker the golden boot award for the regular season.
With captain Josh McInnes also back from injury despite no training it was a big night for the minor premiers.
"All credit to the boys, they didn't drop their heads (when we went down)," he said.
"In the end we steamrollered them."
McInnes said controlling the ball also helped.
"In the end it was our possession that turned it around," he said.
"They got tired late in the first half and never recovered as well."
Pleased to play for the full 90 minutes, McInnes said it was good to be back.
"I'm just happy to get some game time under my belt," he said.
Villa will now play the United Warriors this week for a grand final spot.
Injuries cost The Waves in the end as players were forced from the field.
One of those was defender Tom Adam, who had a hamstring injury.
Player-coach Jason De Papi said it was a disappointing day out.
"We had to chop and change the back line which was not ideal.
"It wasn't our best performance to be honest, we've got a lot to work on," De Papi said.
After finishing fourth in the league The Waves will now face the United Park Eagles in an elimination final this week.
In the other results from the final round the United Warriors won 2-0 over Diggers with the United Park Eagles winning 6-3 over Doon Villa.
Finally the KSS Jets won their first game of the season with a 4-3 win over Sunbury.