NARACOORTE went through the season undefeated as they took out the reserves grand final with a 23-point win over Penola.
However the main talking point from the match was a serious injury to Naracoorte's Hayden Bennier, which required the ambulance to take him from the field and stopped the game for more than 30 minutes.
The reserves copped the worst of the weather, with light rain falling for virtually all the game making it the only game played in the wet for the day.
The opening quarter produced an even tussle. Penola were first on the board with a point before Naracoorte answered.
Demons forward Fraser Day then stepped up with a top mark and goal, followed by another shortly after.
Penola had the better of the play for the remainder of the term, scoring goals to Matt Tilby, Marcus Deveraux and Shaun Minge, and at quarter time they were six points up.
Early in the second quarter an unfortunate incident resulted in Bennier suffering a compound fracture of his leg. With ambulance officers at the ground concerned about the injury play was held up for in excess of 30 minutes before the ambulance took him from the field.
A decision was made to abandon the second quarter, with two 20 minute quarters played on resumption.
With conditions remaining unpleasant the sides battled on in the steady drizzle. Naracoorte slowly but surely got on top and led by 11 points at the last change.
The final quarter saw the Demons add two more goals, while Penola could not add to their quarter time score until a point came in the dying seconds of the game.
Naracoorte's Zak Donnelly received the trophy for best afield.