Quite often in sports, a select few moments of brilliance are enough to swing a game into one side’s favour. This swing served Augusta-Margaret River well on Saturday at Gloucester Park when they defeated South Bunbury 9.13 (67) to 6.11 (47) in front of a bumper crowd. This victory means the reigning premiers advanced directly to the grand final, where they will have an opportunity to defend their crown. One man who knows how to deliver in finals matches is Hawks’ Beau Morgan — and once again, the mercurial forward left the Hawks faithful looking on in awe. With the Hawks leading by 20 points at the 19-minute mark of the third term, Morgan grabbed the game by the scruff of its neck, quelling South’s mini-revival in the process. After pouncing on the ball deep in the forward line at the Wallcliffe Road end, the clever forward dummied and shimmied his way past a nearby Tigers defender and coolly slotted through a majestic snap post-high. Late in the final term, when it became evident a final goal would ensure another grand final appearance for the Hawks, up stepped Oscar Armstrong, who after reading the football perfectly off a contest, fired home a major from point-blank range. Augusta-Margaret River, who were competing in their second home semifinal in as many years, started positively, with Sam Lewis and Seve Grantis providing excellent delivery to the forward line. Despite leading by 20 points at quarter-time, Hawks coach Matt Jamieson was leaving nothing to chance, despite the pleasing fact that three of his side’s first-term goals were kicked during time-on. “Our directional voice has to be clear,” Jamieson said during his quarter-time address to the Hawks players. “We must keep our shape.” Although they were able to win their fair share of possession, the Tigers found it extremely difficult to move the ball into attack against the Hawks. Aside from the home side installing a formidable springboard across the half-back line, South Bunbury spearhead Jordan Strahan was not given an inch by Hawks defenders Steven Payne, Lincoln Adams and Kyle Anderson. The Tigers, who play a free-flowing brand of attacking football, were forced to labour tremendously for all their goals — a scenario effectively unheard of this season. While the Hawks’ lead hovered around four goals for most of the game, they never seriously looked like conceding their control of the contest and will likely head into their grand final preparations with an element of confidence. The Tigers, who welcomed back star duo Tim Sutherland and Jesse Crichton for the second semifinal, will take on the Harvey Bulls in Sunday’s league preliminary final at Hands Oval.