East Point booked a spot in a second consecutive Ballarat Football League grand final.
The Roos had a resounding 37-point victory over Melton in the second semi-final at the City Oval on Saturday - reversing the outcome the corresponding match last year.
East Point controlled the majority of the contest after jumping away to a 27-point lead after kicking with the wind in the opening quarter.
The reigning premier handled the wet conditions much better than Melton, which continually fumbled and struggled to get an continuity it is game.
Melton was fortunate the end margin was not greater, with East Point finishing with 12 goals from 31 scoring shots.
Bloods coach Aaron Tymms conceded that things just did not go their way.
Tymms, although staying positive ahead of a preliminary final and second chance to reach the grand final, admitted no one could expect to win when losing the inside 50m count by as much as Melton did.
East Point dominated territory - hardly putting a foot wrong as players contributed across the board.
After cutting the margin to 22 points at the main break, Melton was let off the hook in the third term as East Point managed only 2.7.
Melton was always going to have trouble bridging a 28-point break at the start of the last term, but knowing it had run over Sunbury six days earlier the Bloods were still alive.
And after Dyson Stevens kicked the opening two goals of the last term to trim the deficit to 16 points on seven minutes Melton was suddenly back in contention.
However, Melton was unable to maintain the momentum.
East Point steadied and with poise kicked the last three majors of the day.
East Point coach Jake Bridges was reduced to tears post-match as he spoke of his pride for his players.
"I was just proud of the boys. Melton is obviously a really good side and we knew what we were playing for today.
"In weather like that you only have to do the basics and you don't have to be remarkable, just be reliable so that was one of the things that I saw.
"We had a lot of blokes play out of position and play their role, but essentially its all about sacrificing for the good of the team," Bridges said.
SEBASTOPOL meets Redan in the first semi-final at Wendouree's CE Brown Reserve on Sunday.
EAST POINT 4.4 7.8 9.15 12.19 (91)
MELTON 0.1 4.4 6.5 8.6 (54)
GOALS - East Point: Daniel Semmens 2, Brad Whittaker 2, Jake McQueen 2, Jacob Brown 2, Aden Nestor, Cam Lovig, Jordan Johnston, Matt Johnston. Melton: Dyson Stevens 2, Daniel Walker 2, Liam Carter 2, Shaun Campbell, Jaycob Hickey
BEST - East Point: Joel Van Meel, Jordan Taylor, Cam Lovig, Jordan Johnston, Jesse Baird, Daniel Semmens. Melton: Ryan Carter, Lachlan Walker, Daniel Walker, Mark Orr, Dyson Stevens, Ben Archard