A classy finish from Myrtleford co-coach Matt Park in extra time saw his side progress to its fifth straight AWFA cup final at Savoy Park on Saturday night.
The home side saw off a huge challenge to eventually defeat Cobram 3-1 in the sudden death semi-final.
Scores were locked at 1-1 after regulation time as Luc Doherty's second half goal was cancelled out by a back post header from Cobram star Mitchell Speechley-Price.
The Roar was reduced to 10 men when Ben Zito was shown a second yellow late in the contest, but they survived to take the game to extra time.
AWFA's extra time ruling is 15 minutes each way before penalties, unless there is a leader after the first period of added time.
It opened up for Myrtleford nine minutes into extra time when Doherty picked out Park at the back post who calmly finished on the half-volley with his left foot, before Doherty fired in his second five minutes later to seal a Savoy victory.
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Myrtleford co-coach Jayden Vescio paid tribute to Cobram and rated Speechley-Price "the best player in the competition".
"He caused us some headaches and our boys stood up," Vescio said.
"Sammy Morgan was able to get on top of him late in the game and limit his influence and we found a way.
"We put 'Parksy' on late and he turned the game on its head and Luc Doherty found another level and was able to get a brace.
"Yes it's our fifth cup final, but we had golden goal last year (against Melrose), extra time this year and there was a shootout a few years ago to get to one against Wangaratta. We know semi-finals are very hard, sometimes harder than a cup final."
Myrtleford opted not to take a risk with injured stars Raul Pahina and Jesse Stephens and it proved a masterstroke.
"It was a big risk not playing blokes who were 70 or 80 per cent, but it's a decision we've made over the course of our tenure," Vescio said.
"We thought we'd back in what we've done for so long and not play a player that's not 100 per cent, but they'll both be up for next week."
Cobram co-coach Bill Puckett was incredibly proud of his side and the progress they've made in season 2019.
"We wanted to make sure if it wasn't going to be our night, Myrtleford would be going through with their hands on their knees and knowing they've been in for a game," Puckett said.
"I'd like to think that they have and they've respected us for that.
"We took it to extra time and took them deep into it, but they've got their quality and it showed at the end with Matt Park's finish.
"That was difference between the two sides and it was a helluva goal.
"From a Cobram point-of-view, it's a similar squad of players from last year with the additions of Mitch (Speechley Price) and Lachie (McDonald) in goals.
"We bowed out to a Myrtleford side 6-0 in the first final (last year) and 12 months later we've taken them to extra time in a semi-final and gone away gutted."