Werribee will square off with Essendon on Sunday for a place in the club’s first preliminary final since 2013 after toppling the reigning premiers Box Hill.
Coincidentally, the last time the boys in Black and Gold played the Bombers in a VFL final was six years ago where they claimed a 19-point victory before reaching the penultimate game of the season.
The weekend’s triumph over the Hawks was Werribee’s first finals win since 2014 and maiden victory as a standalone club since 1998.
Essendon finished the home and away season in fourth, a game and percentage ahead of Werribee and took the points by two goals in their round 13 encounter at Avalon Airport Oval.
The Dons will enter Sunday’s semi-final clash with Werribee looking to avenge their epic final quarter fadeout against Richmond last Saturday.
The Week 2 Hard Yakka / Totally Workwear VFL #LovetheGame Finals Series fixture has been announced.
VFL semi-final games will feature at Port Melbourne’s Adcon Stadium next Saturday and Sunday after the qualifying and elimination finals were completed this weekend.
Richmond and Williamstown have earned direct passage to the preliminary finals on September 14 / 15, with the Tigers fighting back from 40 points down at three-quarter-time to defeat Essendon, while Williamstown defeated Footscray after trailing the Bulldogs by 28 points at quarter-time.
The Bulldogs will meet Port Melbourne on Saturday at 11.40am, and Essendon will face Werribee on Sunday at 2.10pm.
Both VFL games will be broadcast on Channel 7.
Pre-sale tickets will be available for all finals matches, to help fans avoid any possible queues on gameday. Adults $15, concession/pensioners $10 and kids under 15 free and will be on sale at 12.30pm each Monday at vfl.com.au/finals.
See the full fixture below:
Saturday September 7, Adcon Stadium (Port Melbourne)
Semi Final 1: Footscray vs Port Melbourne, 11.40am
Sunday September 8, Adcon Stadium (Port Melbourne)
Semi Final 2: Essendon vs Werribee, 2.10pm