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Kalamunda's brave first season in the top echelon of the WA Amateur Football League ended on Saturday after they lost the elimination final to Trinity Aquinas.

The two teams had met in the final round at Grayden Reserve the week before when Trinity won by about four goals and they repeated the dose on Saturday at the same venue.

Trinity Aquinas move into the first semifinal this Saturday against Wesley Curtin, who lost to University by 20 points in the qualifying final.

Kalamunda won B Grade last year and few outside the club believed they would make such a big impact in the top grade. But they did, with Gary Armstrong as coach and his son Steven, the former Melbourne and West Coast player, as captain leading them to many fine victories.

University earned a shot at high-flying Fremantle CBC in the second semifinal to be held at CBC's home at Morris Buzzacott Reserve in Kardinya.

In B Grade, North Fremantle breezed into the grand final with a 55-point win over Scarborough, giving the former A Grade power a passport back to the top level.

Whoever wins the preliminary final this week between Scarborough and Kelmscott also earns promotion. Kelmscott easily accounted for Wembley in the first semi, a disappointment for Wembley who finished second and had beaten North Fremantle during the season.

A Grade
Qualifying final: University 13.6 (84) bt Wesley Curtin 10.4 (64).
Elimination final: Trinity Aquinas 12.13 (85) bt Kalamunda 8.8 (56).

B Grade
Second semifinal: North Fremantle 18.9 (117) bt Scarborough 9.8 (62).
First semifinal: Kelmscott 17.11 (113) bt Wembley 11.6 (72).

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