The math was quite simple if Geelong won they would be guaranteed a finals spot but if the Giants were able to halt their finals momentum, the Cats would need to wait for other results while Carlton would make finals.

The Giants had won just one game all season, which came in round four against Collingwood so they had nothing to lose coming into the match.

Christina Bernardi booted two goals to steer her side to a 31-point victory and out of the wooden spoon position in Conference B.

Giants captain Amanda Farrugia told The Women's Game that the team had plenty to play for in their last regular round clash and that included causing an upset. 

The team from the nation's capital took a two-goal lead at the first break with Haneen Zreika and Bernardi behind the first quarter dominance.

Geelong was never able to overcome this, and even when they found possession towards the back end of the match, they just weren't finishing their chances. 

It was a special win for Giants midfielder Courtney Gum, who had announced it was her final season of AFLW in January.

"It was a short career but it was sweet," the 37-year-old said.

"Firstly it was an amazing win and I'm ready to retire, my body is ready to retire. I'm grateful to have got the opportunity that some girls didn't get, it's amazing."

Geelong's hopes of making finals in their first AFLW campaign now sits on the shoulders of their arch-rivals Collingwood, who will need to pull off a win against the Brisbane Lions. 

It might be the first time Cats fans are barracking for the Magpies to win...there's a first for everything right?