Published by Staff Writers, 7 September 2018, on foxsports.com.au
MELBOURNE will play its first AFL final in 12 years on Friday night when it hosts Geelong in the First Elimination Final.
The Demons (14-8, 131.4% in home and away season) look like a flag contender on paper but many are still unconvinced they can get it done in September. They finished fifth on the ladder.
The Cats (13-9, 131.6% in home and away season) won both of their last two matches by more than 100 points, but have been inconsistent in Septembers gone by. They finished eighth on the ladder.
The winner of this match will face the loser of Richmond v Hawthorn in the First Semi Final.
The match starts at 7:50pm EST from the MCG.