Port Melbourne VFLW fell to Hawthorn by eight points on Sunday in the final game of the home and away season, going down 8.4 (52) to 6.8 (44) at Box Hill City Oval.
The Borough bust out of the blocks with three goals in the first term, before extending their lead to 15 points by the main break.
The Hawks, however, made inroads in the third term and snatched a three-point lead at the final change.
Inaccuracy cost in the Borough in the last quarter and despite their late surge, which included a goal in the dying minutes by Emily Harley, they couldn't clinch the win.
Kodi Jacques led the way for Port Melbourne, collecting 16 disposals and laying seven tackles.
The result meant Port Melbourne remained in third place on the ladder at the conclusion of the VFLW home and away season.
The Borough will now face the Southern Saints in an elimination final this Sunday from 2.00pm at ETU Stadium.
And that’s the game. Unfortunately the girls couldn’t get back when the Hawks got in front. But still bring on the finals!— Port Melbourne FC (@PortMelbourneFC) June 27, 2021
Hawks 8.4.52 defeated our
Borough 6.8.44#BornAndBred pic.twitter.com/pOxmwfjKlC
2021 VFLW Finals
Collingwood v Geelong (Qualifying Final)
Saturday, July 3
Port Melbourne v Southern Saints (Elimination Final)
Sunday, July 4
Casey Demons v Essendon (Elimination Final)
Saturday July 3