GEELONG Falcons' season is over.
The Falcons lost their semi-final clash against Sandringham Dragons at Princes Park yesterday and were bundled out of the TAC Cup premiership race.
The Dragons won 11.12 (78) to 7.10 (52).
Sandringham led at every change by 16 points at quarter-time, 17 at half-time and 27 at three-quarter-time.
Falcons coach Andrew Allthorpe said his side never gave in.
"They jumped us at the start and we were playing catch-up the rest of the day," he said.
"We tried hard to get back in it. Our guys have so much character and effort and they continued to play the way we wanted them to.
"We're proud of the boys' efforts to get this far."
Terang Mortlake's Lewis Taylor and Cobden's Daniel Watson gave the Falcons plenty of midfield drive, while Kolora-Noorat's Nick Bourke worked hard on a wing.
Taylor stepped up with two goals to complement his ball-winning ability.
Oakleigh Chargers ended Dandenong Stingrays' campaign in the other semi-final yesterday, winning 18.7 (115) to 10.9 (69).
In preliminary finals action next weekend, Sandrignham will play Gippsland Power on Saturday and Oakleigh will play North Ballarat Rebels on Sunday. The TAC Cup grand final is on September 23 at Princes Park.