A spectacular innings from star all-rounder Adam Ward and a brilliant spell from unheralded medium-pacer Jarrod Hodoras set up Huntly-North Epsom's BDCA semi-final win over Eaglehawk.
The Power upstaged the higher-rated Borough for the second time this season to earn a place in the club's first grand final since 1996.
Ward's brilliant 90 lifted the Power to a competitive total of 203 and put the pressure on an Eaglehawk batting line-up that has looked brittle in run chases all season.
On day two it was Hodoras who swung the game for the Power. The left-arm medium-pacer took three wickets in three overs to spark a collpase that the Hawks could never recover from.
"We thought 220 to 240 would have been par, but we ended up a bit short of that,'' Power skipper Elliott Massina said.
"Wardy's knock was terrific. That 90 was probably the difference in the game."
Ward strode to the crease on Saturday after the Power had lost 3-4 to fall from 0-50 to 3-54.
Open Ryan Grundy had batted well for the Power, making 37 of the first 50 runs scored.
The right-hander mixed aggression and class with a steady hand as he and Danushka Wijemanna (11) added 60 for the fourth wicket.
Siddamarakkalage De Silva (15) came and went quickly, but Ward pushed on and looked set to score a deserved century before he holed out to Brodie Hawke off Cam McGlashan for 90.
He faced 136 balls and hit eight fours and three sixes. Ward's 90 was the highest individual score in a first XI match at Canterbury Park all season.
McGlashan (3-29), Russell Stockdale (3-53) and Shaun Knott (2-43) were the pick of the bowlers for the Borough.
After being bowled out for 203 in 73 overs, the Power had nine overs to bowl at the Hawks and that man Ward struck a big bowl when he knocked over Borough skipper Cory Jacobs for eight.
McGlashan and Anthony West survived until stumps and they opened day two in solid style before West was trapped lbw by Wijemanna for 14.
The game was eveny poised when McGlashan and Hawke lifted the Hawks to 2-62, but that all changed in the space of nine Hodoras deliveries.
On the fifth ball of his first over he had McGlashan caught behind for 26.
On the final ball of his second over he found the edge of Matt Fitt's bat and he was on his way for one.
The first ball of Hodoras' next over Borough teen Ben Williams went for a duck and all of a sudden the home side had crumbled to 5-64.
Wily Power medium-pacer Brett Elvey joined in and dismissed Aaron Monro and Hawke in successive overs.
In the space of nine overs Eaglehawk lost 5-4 to go from 2-62 to 7-66.
Knott (22) and Stockdale (18) dug in, but the damage had been done.
The Borough were eventually bowled out for 109.
Hodoras finished with 3-8 off six overs, while Elvey had 2-16 off 18 overs, including 11 maidens.
Wijemanna (3-33) did his job, while Ward and Ranathunga picked up one wicket each.
Ward took eight wickets when the Power thrashed Eaglehawk earlier in the year.
The fact he only needed to take one wicket in a semi-final victory shows how under-rated the remainder of the Power attack is.
"Wardy has done a mighty job with the ball year, but Elvis (Elvey) is so economical and you know when he has the ball in his hand that it's going to benefit the team,'' Massina said.
"Hodoras is a pretty talented cricketer. He probably hasn't shown his best with us because of work commitments, but when he gets his bowling right he's very capabale of taking wickets.
"It was a very good wicket for batting, the two scores didn't show how good the wicket was.
"The times both side scored were when bowlers bowled short.
"Jarrod came on and bowled a great length. They (Eaglehawk) were trying to drive him which gave him a chance to get some catches behind the wicket."
Brodie McRae took four catches behind the stumps in his first game back from injury.
The victory sets up a grand final clash with Golden Square - the team the Power defeated by one run in an amazing clash in round four.
The Dogs were cruising to victory until they lost their final seven wickets for 16 runs.
Without that stunning win the Power wouldn't have made the finals.
Have you signed up to the Bendigo Advertiser's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in central Victoria.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.