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.
Port Melbourne has given North Ballarat a good old fashioned hiding in their final round clash of the Peter Jackson VFL season at North Port Oval. The Borough booted the first eight goals of the game, amassing 44 scoring shots to 18 in their demolition of the Roosters winning 24.20.164 to 7.11.53.
Spring was in the air at Port Melbourne with the smell of premiership success in the nostrils of the Borough faithful who had gathered beneath the Norm Goss Stand. Before you could blink the home side were six goals in front at the first change with Toby Pinwell in everything kicking two goals and Daniel Connors on the board early in his quest to secure the Frosty Miller Medal.