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Essendon's controversial season is over in all facets after its VFL team lost by 19 points to the Werribee Tigers in an elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday.
Luke McDonald's final-quarter goal sealed the Tigers' win and they now advance to a cut-throat semi-final against the Casey Scorpions, who have had a disastrous finals run in recent seasons.
The Bombers' main contributor was Cory Dell'Olio, who kicked five goals and kept the Bombers within striking distance at the last change, although a Ben Speight goal right on the three-quarter-time siren hurt.
Ben Warren of Werribee is tackled by Tayte Pears of Essendon during the VFL elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday.
Ben Warren of Werribee is tackled by Tayte Pears of Essendon during the VFL elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images
Werribee had the strong breeze at its back and a 16-point lead going into the final change and finished the game ahead with 17.14 (116) to 15.7 (97).
The Tigers, who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their only flag in 1993, are confident of having a big impact in September
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