Despite a month of tight losses, the Casey Demons have proven to the rest of the competition that they are no force to be reckoned with, cruising to a 101-point victory 20.14 134 to 5.3 33.
It was North Melbourne who started strong from the first bounce, looking to hit Casey fast on the transition.
The Demons were holding the ball in their forward half to great effect, however the Kangaroos were winning the ball in the contest and using their run and pace to spread fast through the corridor.
Moving Josh Schache into defence, the home side found a way to dry up North Melbournes attack.
Casey began to control proceedings including forward 50 stoppages.
A goal out of the ruck from Brodie Grundy and a roving goal from captain Mitch White saw the Demons begin to build a comfortable lead.
Tom McDonald had the magic touch and kicked three goals himself in the first term, pushing the reigning premiers out to a 18-point lead at the first break.
It was the Demons who continued where they left off in the second term thanks to miraculous goals from Andy Moniz-Wakefield and a spinning left foot torpedo from James Jordon.
Four goals five, to one goal one in the second term helped Casey extend the margin to 40-points at the main break and they looked in control of their own destiny.
Given the comebacks and recent results, there wasn’t any chance Casey would take their foot off the pedal, and the premiership quarter proved the Demons class around the ground.
Keeping the visitors scoreless, while piling on another four goals was the statement that Casey needed to put out ahead of a finals campaign.
McDonald and Moniz-Wakefield kicked their forth goals each, with James Harmes chipped in on the action as well.
Casey had blown away the Kangaroos and by three quarter time it was just a countdown to the final siren for both teams.
However, the Demons clearly got a message from Taylor Whitford to put the pedal down even more.
The last term was an impressive display of dominance from the Demons.
Six goals for the quarter, including two from Grundy cemented the win by over 100 points.
The win knocks the Kangaroos out of the finals and will see the Casey Demons play Footscray next week.
The sides last clashed back in round one with the Demons coming away 37-point victors.
Another do or die clash for Casey from here on out, a position that isn’t new to this side given last year’s success.
The Bulldogs are on an impressive win streak of 10 successive wins in a row.
More information regarding the time and locations of the game will be released tomorrow 28/08.
GOALS: 5 McDonald, 4 Moniz-Wakefield, 3 Grundy, 2 Jordon, 2 Harmes, 1 White, Spargo, Munro
DISPOSALS: 36 Jordon, 33 Grundy, 24 D.Smith, 24 Harmes, 20 Munro