MOST had written off the Peckers to overcome Virginia in a do or die semi final at Hamley Bridge on Saturday but the underdogs were out to silence the critics and displayed their best performance of the season so far to topple the Rams out of the finals race.
After an even first half, Balaklava ran away in the last two quarters to record a 62-point victory, much to the delight of coach, Rob Michael, and the support cast.
Last time these two outfits met was at Ralli Park back in round 10 and the Peckers’ display in front of their home crowd was disappointing.
Virginia ticked the boxes by a commanding 66 points to question Balaklava’s chances later in the year.
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