Western Bulldogs win by 2 points
Katherine Smith (14th game)
Statistical categories led:
Biggest loss against Western Bulldogs
Biggest loss at Western Oval
The sides played a virtual elimination final, with the winner guaranteed a spot in the Grand Final and Melbourne being eliminated by a loss. They opened the game kicking with a strong breeze, but despite dominating forward play were unable to kick more than one goal. The Demons got a vital goal into the wind in the second quarter, but for the second time only kicked a single major while keeping their opponents scoreless when they had the advantage.
In a tight last quarter a goal by Kate Hore put Melbourne ahead with six minutes left, but in the last 90 seconds the Dogs retook the lead and went on to the Grand Final.
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