Eight on the bounce for Demons

Sam Weideman bagged out with six on Sunday. 171057 Picture: GARRY SISSONS

By Tyler Lewis

Both Casey Demons and Frankston Dolphins will head into the bye next week with wins under their belts.

Casey will head into the week off with an 8-0 record and a percentage of 161.

A large chunk of that percentage came from Saturday, as the Demons torpedoed North Melbourne in a mammoth 26.21 (177) to 10.7 (67) win.

Despite kicking five goals to two in the opening term, it would prove to be the Dees ‘worst’ term for the match, as the second saw six goals as did the fourth, while the third saw nine goals piled on.

Sam Weideman created a coaching – and list management – headache with half a dozen, while Jacob Van Rooyen also kicked six.

It was a clinical display by the Demons, and at times a walk over, with few players in the red and blue not stuffing the stat sheet.

Luke Dunstan had over 20 disposals and three goals ahead of the main break to finish with a neat stat line of 32 and three goals.

It was a dark day for North Melbourne, who lost in all categories.

Despite winning possession by well over 100, the Dees also applied more tackles.

It was another record breaking week for the Frankston Dolphins.

After securing a scorching comeback last week, the Dolphins snared its first win over Williamstown since 2005 and its first win at Point Gellibrand since 1999.

The Dolphins kept the Seagulls to one major up until three quarter time and just three for the match in the 10.15 (75) to 3.16 (34) victory.

Skipper Josh Newman was terrific with 33 disposals and a goal, as was former Gold Coast Sun Sam Fletcher who gathered 23 disposals and a goal.

But it was Will Fordham once again stealing the lime light, snagging four goals to demonstrate his versatility.

Casey sits comfortably atop of the VFL ladder, while Frankston are knocking on the door of the eight – just out on percentage.

The two teams will play off against each other after the bye at Frankston Park on 29 May.