JINDERA has snatched the last remaining spot inside the top six after overcoming Billabong Crows by 41 points in the final home and away match of the season at Oaklands on Saturday.
The Bulldogs have been outside the top six since round 12 but charged into finals contention after their 14.11 (95) to 8.6 (54) victory.
Jindera will now meet Holbrook at Walbundrie on Saturday in an elimination final.
The 10th-placed Crows threatened to cause an upset early in the contest with Azzi Medal fancy Dylan Kerr, classy veteran Tyson Moloney and Mark Beale instrumental in the home side opening up a two-goal lead at the main break.
But Josh Walker’s charges were able to respond when challenged with a dominant second half, booting 11 goals to two and running out comfortable winners.
Bulldogs’ Ash Murray booted five goals to take his season tally to 78 and two goals behind Holbrook’s James Breen who clinched his first league goalkicking title.
Promising teenager Dan Middleton was the Bulldogs best ahead of Nicholas Baily and Sam Dewar.
Meanwhile, Murray Magpies broke through for their first win of the season with a 29-point victory over Lockhart.
In a fitting tribute the Magpies rose to the occasion of favourite son Jamie Beattie’s 200th club match and cele-brated the milestone with an upset win.
Jesse Johnston was the chief destroyer with eight goals.
Brock-Burrum’s Kylin Morey booted seven goals in the Saints 120-point thumping of Walla.