Lilydale has put an unusual two weeks behind it by punishing rival Old Scotch to claim its first win of the season.
Having started the season with an abandoned match and a bye, the Demons were anything but unprepared in their first full fixture, taking a nine-point lead into the main break before piling on six goals to one in the second half to win 10.17 (77) to 4.6 (30).
Louis and Jack Venn led the way around the ground for the Demons while Billy Tuckerman and Drew Clark kicked three apiece.
Lachlan Bremner and Alec Fotheringham were both industrious for the Thistles, who remain winless after three rounds.
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EAST COAST’s Michael Murfet exacted revenge on his former club by kicking seven goals in his side’s 162-point thumping of Tamar.
Murfet joined forces with Nick Child (six goals) up forward as last season’s grand finalists completed a 26.23 (179) to 2.5 (17) victory.
Corey Bosworth and Shaun Cannon were best for the Swans, while Jesse Tunks and Harry Adams toiled hard for the Cats.
ST PATS maintained its excellent start to the season with a 29-point win over Old Launcestonians.
Tough conditions and inaccurate kicking saw the Saints kick 5.15 after quarter time but the home side had enough winners across the ground to execute a 7.16 (58) to 4.5 (29) victory.
Jacob Murphy kicked another bag of three, while Julian James again impressed in just his second game.
Josh Burt and Alex Sciulli were OLs’ best performers.
Josh Holton typified the ruthless nature of PERTH’s win over Uni-Mowbray, kicking a bag of 11 in a 144-point victory.
The ex-Rocherlea forward combined with Steven Hill to kick seven of 11 final-term goals as the Magpies ran out 26.14 (170) to 4.2 (26) winners.
All four of the City Tigers’ goals came in the third quarter on the back of good work from Adam Radford, Daniel Bluett and Liam Keegan.
EVANDALE kept Meander Valley to one goal in a low-scoring home win.
The Country Eagles kicked five goals in the second half to win 6.11 (47) to 1.2 (8).