A thriller at the Gabba has ended one side’s season and handed the other a preliminary final date with the Port Adelaide Power.
A scrappy Laitham Vandermeer behind in the dying seconds handed the Western Bulldogs a stunning one-point victory over Brisbane in a thrilling and pulsating sudden-death semi-final at the Gabba on Saturday night.
The Lions have now gone out of the finals in straight sets for the second time in three years as tempers boiled over with police restraining one supporter who was abusing the match officials as they left the ground with the free kick count of 28-19 against Brisbane.
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While the umpires had far too much say in the contest with howlers against both teams, when the match was in the balance, a brilliant left-foot goal to Bulldogs…