It’s season over for the Calder Cannons after losing a low-scoring semi-final against Sandringham Dragons in the NAB League on Saturday.
If they had any chance of making it through to the preliminary final, the Cannons had to turn the tables on the Dragons, who smashed them back in round one.
But the Cannons inability to hit the scoreboard would prove costly – they managed just one goal for the game.
Despite having just two more scoring shots, the Dragons were in control of the game early and went on to win, 8.7 (55)-1.12 (18).
The Dragons kicked four goals to nil in the first quarter to open up a solid lead.
The Cannons missed some opportunities in the second quarter and were still goalless at the main break, trailing by 36 points.
The Cannons finally got on the scoreboard through Jackson Cardillo in a low-scoring third quarter.
The Dragons increased the lead further and the game was all but over at the last break.
The Cannons peppered the goals in the final quarter as they looked to finish the season on a high. They got five points for their efforts.
Sam Ramsay was busy for the Cannons with 32 possessions, while Daniel Mott had 23 possessions.
Ben Overman, Giacomo Thomas and Lachlan Gollant were the Cannons best.
The Dragons will now face the Oakleigh Chargers in a preliminary final.
Gippsland Power will face the Eastern Ranges in the other preliminary final.