Round 12 saw Neddies host traditional rivals Cottesloe at The Foreshore to the musical backdrop of Ladies Day.
The premier grade took the field after wins to Colts (by default), thirds and an important win in reserve grade which saw Aussie Bob’s team earn a spot in the four.
And while getting through one game on a Saturday is a decent effort, spare a thought for 12-year old Neddies star Grace McFillin who played four junior games on Saturday morning before running out of teams to play for.
The premier grade game was always going to be tough, with the Gulls on a winning streak and intent on remaining in contention for finals action.
And it was a traditional game of two halves. Playing towards The Third Half corner saw Neddies run out to a 12-0 half-time lead after tries to hard hitting centre Juan “JP” Pretorius and Tino Ruwhui, who joins a long list of Neddies colts graduates to play in the second row this season including Grayson Knapp, Drake Robson, Tui Williams, Sam Offer and Drey van Der Westhuizen.
But the points dried up in the second half, due in no small part to some abrasive defence from the home team.
It was still 12-0 at the 80 minute mark before Neddies conceded a rare penalty try for a final winning margin of 12-7.
That result enabled Wests to leap-frog Neddies into top spot in what is looming as a neck-and-neck race for minor premiership honours.
Saturday sees a return to The Foreshore with the RugbyWA Cup again up for grabs as Neddies hosts Kalamunda, who are also desperate to stay in the hunt for finals action.
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!