Another great weekend of AFL final-series football, starting Friday night with a drop-dead thriller at the MCG. Hawthorn narrowly defeated Geelong for a spot in this weekend’s Grand Final. What a game it was. Geelong looked like they had it at 3-quarter-time. But the Hawks clawed their way back into the lead with just minutes to go. It was an epic final – and one you’d expect from these two great sides. The game was there for either team to win right to the last, Geelong’s Travis Varcoe shooting dead in front and missing with about 30 seconds left on the clock, everybody at the Park Hotel on the edge of their seats (or leaping into the air at fever-pitch). In the end, the Hawks by 5 points. Highlights below –

Saturday night, Fremantle defeated Sydney to take their place in Saturday’s Grand Final. The game was a bit disappointing – a scrappy affair in the first quarter, both teams battling finals-footy nerves. The game was pretty much over by half time, Freo 39 points up & Sydney not looking good. The Swans had a late rally in the dying moments but fell 25 points short at the final siren.

So it’s a Hawthorn/Fremantle Grand Final for 2013 – not a match many would have picked.

Fires out.