IT was a case of third time lucky for South Rovers when it claimed a thrilling one-goal victory in the B grade grand final.
Rovers, after consecutive losses in 2010 and 2011, ended the run of disappointments with a 19-18 triumph over Old Collegians.
As the siren sounded, the Warriors had possession and were preparing to pass into the attacking circle.
The siren sparked jubilation among the Rovers players and supporters as they started celebrating the club's first B grade flag since it won the inaugural premiership in 1992.
Coach Lena Quirk was struggling to come to terms with the result.
"(I'm) overjoyed," she said. "I can't believe it.
"I don't know what to say, I'm still in shock. I think it's a dream."
For Quirk, goal shooter Elisa Monk, centre Marcia Gleeson and goal attack Rachael Hawkes the win was testament to perseverance.
The four friends have formed the core of Rovers' side for 10 years with Saturday's triumph their first premiership.
She hinted there could be retirements but Quirk said she would be back next year, albeit in a different role.
Quirk said she would not coach next year but was looking forward to playing.
She said the result completed unfinished business for her as a coach.
Gleeson, who was pivotal in the mid-court with her speed and defensive pressure, was named the best player in the grand final.