Posted: 17 September, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Western Bulldogs Achieve History With Semi Final Win
Into the record books.
The Western Bulldogs have achieved a bit of history with their huge 23-point win over Hawthorn in Friday night's semi final.
Thousands of people packed the MCG to witness the Bulldogs surge into a preliminary final - and it's left an impression on the record books.
It leaves the Bulldogs as the first team to make a preliminary final from seventh under the current system.
Every other position on the AFL ladder has made it to the second-last week of the season - except seventh.
Under the current finals structure, 17 teams have finished seventh, with just six of those teams progressing to a semi final.
It also means Dogs coach Luke Beveridge has become the first coach to win two finals within his first 50 games as Bulldogs coach.
Last night's crowd of 87,823 was also the largest crowd to ever witness a Western Bulldogs victory.