Collingullie-Glenfield Park ended the winning streak of another challenger with a 23-point win over Turvey Park on Saturday.
For the second consecutive week, the Demons met another undefeated opponent but sent the Bulldogs packing, 9.14 (68) to 6.9 (45) at Crossroads Oval.
A strong wind made conditions difficult as Collingullie-GP rolled up their sleeves and won ugly for a second straight Saturday.
The Klemke brothers led the charge for the home team and proved what a formidable trio they could be for opposition teams as the year goes on.
Ben dominated in the ruck, particularly early, as Matt and Jayden then won plenty of contested football around the ground.
Turvey Park lost no admirers and were gallant in defeat but were soundly beaten in the midfield and struggled for tall targets around the ground and in attack.
Collingullie-GP coach Luke Gestier was pleased to see off another challenge.
“It was good. They’re a young side, they came to play and it was another good challenge, a different challenge because we didn’t know much about them,” Gestier said.
“Once again, the same as last week, we bank the four points and move on. It wasn’t anything to write home about.”
While the wind was a factor, the Demons struggled to move the ball with any fluency going forward.
Ben Klemke often gave his brothers plus Nick Perryman and Jimmy Kennedy first use but there were very few clean passages of play as they went forward.
Jayden Klemke was more dangerous this week when he went forward, often causing trouble for the Bulldogs’ defence and finished with two goals.
Daniel Frawley was lively and kicked two goals, while Marc Geppert finished with three goals despite not having a big impact on the contest.
At the other end of the ground, talented teen Brad Ashcroft tried his best to fill the void but the Bulldogs missed in-form full-forward Clint Shields.
Bryce McPherson and Benson Ochieng worked hard for Turvey Park, while Jeremy Sykes looked most threatening when forward in a solid return from injury.
Gestier said there is still areas that the Demons need to work on going forward.
“We still needed to be disciplined and I thought in patches we were, but we lapsed a little bit and let them get a run on that we will have to address,” he said.
Turvey Park did close within seven points at three-quarter-time but the Demons finished strongly with the wind.