PHILLIP Island obliterated the Demons at the weekend with a massive 89-point in the grand final re-match.
The Bulldogs’ recruiting paid off, with former North Melbourne frontliner Cameron Pedersen slotting five goals against the visitors – matched by club young gun Jack Taylor.
The Easter Saturday crowd thought it was going to be a nail-biter after the Demons scored the first three goals within five minutes.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs took slightly longer to settle in with behinds from their first two tries.
And their third point, shortly after a goal, enabled the Demons to kick it down the other end in quick succession to score another major.
Phillip Island were also struggling to convert with six behinds and just two goals by the end of the first term.
The visitors were feeling confident at two goals up, but that was the end of their reign.
The Bulldogs were on fire in the second term, with a strong backline keeping Koo Wee Rup scoreless for some of the quarter while they added six majors onto the scoreboard to take the lead.
The Demons tried to fight back but only managed a goal and a point.
Of his five majors, Pedersen made a lucky one in the second term. Despite just missing a mark, and a relentless opponent, he managed to soccer it through the goals from 50m back.
The Demons should’ve given up at half time and left with some of the crowd as they scored their last goal in the third term.
The Bulldogs just kept firing them towards the goals, kicking 11 majors in the second half – though the same in behinds – as the goals were shared amongst the players.
Coach Beau Vernon’s brother Zak managed one, as well as Daniel Larsson and Mark Griffin.
The remainder of the West Gippsland round 4 matches will be played this weekend, including Tooradin-Dalmore v Warragul Industrials on Anzac Day at Tooradin.
The Bulldogs will then head to Warragul on May 4, while the Demons will play Dalyston at Koo Wee Rup.
Bulldogs charge in for the win