The Sandringham Dragons have booked a preliminary final bout with the Oakleigh Chargers after defeating the wounded North Ballarat Rebels in the second semi-final of the TAC Cup finals series at Visy Park, trailing at the final change, the Dragons overran the Rebels in the final quarter booting seven goals to one to win 15.8.98 to 9.12.66. Josh Clayton led the way on the scoreboard for the winners with three goals, all in the last quarter, while Jordan Matera and Malcolm Neiwand both booted two. Joel Cowan was the leading goal-kicker for the Rebels with three and centre-half-back, Oscar McDonald kicked two after shifting forward in the second-half.
The Calder Cannons have stamped their authority on this year's TAC Cup finals series with a thumping 99-point win over the North Ballarat Rebels in the first qualifying final at Carlton's Visy Park. A ten goal haul in the final term saw the Cannons dominate play winning 25.10.160 to the Rebels 9.7.61.
It wasn't looking that way early however as the Rebels booted the first five goals of the match to catch the Cannons off guard, lively forward Jesse Palmer snaring three in a five minute blitz before adding another shortly afterwards; the Rebels taking a 21-point lead into the first break.