Whittlesea and Laurimar kept their premiership dreams alive with wins in the first week of the Northern Football League women’s finals.
The Eagles remain in the hunt in division 2 after beating Fitzroy Stars on Saturday in an elimination final. It was the Eagles first ever final.
Neither team scored a goal in the first quarter, with just one goal each in the second term.
Scores were locked at three quarter time, setting the game up for a thrilling finish.
The Eagles kicked three goals to one in the final term to get the 5.6 (36)-3.6 (24) win.
The Eagles will now face Banyule in a knockout semi final on Sunday at Epping Recreation Reserve.
In division 3, Laurimar had a big win against Heidelberg 2 on Sunday in an elimination final.
The Power got the win, 6.8 (44)-3.1 (19).
The Power will face West Preston-Lakeside 2 in a knockout semi final on Sunday.
Mernda, which had the week off after finishing on top, will play Hurstbridge in the other semi final, with a grand final spot on the line.
In the division 1 men’s competition, Bundoora all but secured a top three spot with victory against Greensborough.
The Bulls got the win on Saturday, 11.12 (78)-10.4 (64).
Sam Lloyd kicked three goals for the Bulls while Kyle Green got two goals.
Brent Marshall was named the Bulls best in game 200.
Whittlesea got a vital win in the fight for survival in division 1. The Eagles beat Northcote Park 10.10 (70)-6.3 (39).
The Eagles kicked six goals to three in the second half to get the win.
Jaron Murphy kicked three goals for the Eagles.
The Eagles now sit eighth, a game clear of Hurstbridge and Northcote Park.
In division 2, Thomastown and Epping both suffered losses, while in division 3 Mernda, Laurimar and South Morang got wins, while Lalor was beaten.