The Sandringham Dragons have gone down to the Geelong Falcons in the 2017 TAC Cup Grand Final by two points in a pulsating clash at Etihad Stadium.
Dragons’ Joel Amartey had a chance to seal back to back premierships after the siren, but his set-shot from 2om out skewed astray.
Falcons forward Gryan Miers may have catapulted himself into first-round calculations, booting seven goals in a best afield display.
Former SMJFL product Charlie Constable impressed for the Dragons, finishing with 23 disposals, five clearances and two majors.
The win breaks the 17-year drought for the Falcons, while the Dragons will head back to the drawing board ahead of Season 2018.
GEELONG FALCONS 3.4 5.7 13.9 13.11 (89)
SANDRINGHAM DRAGONS 3.1 9.3 9.3 13.9 (87)
Geelong Falcons: Miers 7, Worpel, McCartin, Handley, Chafer, Garner, Noble
Sandringham Dragons: Owens 3, Constable 2, Walker 2, Trusler, McLean, H.Brayshaw, Amartey, M.King, Jarnestrom