GEELONG Falcons are one win away from their first TAC Cup grand final since 2000.
The Andy Allthorpe-coached side defeated Calder Cannons on Saturday, booking a week off and a preliminary final berth.
The Falcons trailed by two points at quarter-time before wresting the momentum on their way to a 13.11 (89) to 7.7 (49) win at Carlton’s Princes Park.
Geelong built a 19-point buffer at half-time and was 39 points up at the final change.
“They started really well and we were hanging in there in the first quarter,” Allthorpe said.
“The more the game went on, the better we started to play.
“We got better with the tempo of finals footy and got composure with ball in hand.”
Allthorpe said Kolora-Noorat’s Nick Bourke played a strong game on a wing.
The Falcons will train as usual this week and have an additional training run on Saturday.
“We’ll get the boys as fit as we can get them in the next two weeks,” Allthorpe said.
“They are hungry to achieve something special.”
Terang Mortlake midfielder Lewis Taylor (pictured below) had surgery on a stress fracture in his foot on Saturday.
The season-ending surgery robs the Falcons of one of their most prolific ball winners.