POWER side Carisbrook capped its unbeaten Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League home and away season with a crushing 202-point win over Dunolly on Saturday.
The Redbacks showed no mercy on the Eagles in their 35.22 (232) to 4.6 (30) smashing at Dunolly.
The ruthless Carisbrook was already 58 points up at quarter-time when it led 10.5 to 1.1.
The Redbacks increased their advantage to 97 points at half-time and 125 at three quarter-time, before the final margin of 202.
Star forward Nathan Wright slammed home 12 goals for the Redbacks, with his haul securing him his first MCDFL goalkicking award with 86 for the season.
Jackson Bowen added six goals for the Redbacks, who won their 16 games in the home and away season by an average of 115 points.
Wright, Bowen, co-coach Ben Kick, the classy Matthew Bilton (three goals) and Clayton Furniss were the pick of the Redbacks’ players in the one-sided contest.
Coach Tony Bellenger, Israel Mofalesi and Dylan Gordois battled hard against the odds for Dunolly.
● Maldon will play finals after climbing back into the top eight with a 56-point win over Campbells Creek.
Starting the round in ninth position, the Bombers ended their five-game losing streak with the 20.9 (129) to 10.13 (73) victory to finish eighth on the ladder.
The Bombers led by 11 points at half-time, before kicking away to add 13 goals to five after the break.
Wayne Burchell, Jake Elliott, Timothy Conway and Tommy Horne played well for the Bombers, who had Shaun Burchell and Kyle Winstanley kicked four goals each.
Joel Smith, Aaron Murray, John Prendergast and Mark Williams worked hard for the Creekers.
● Talbot tripped at the last hurdle in its bid to play finals for the first time since 2008.
The Hawks surrendered their position in the top eight with their disappointing 14.11 (95) to 4.5 (29) defeat to Harcourt.
The Lions bounced back from their shocker against Carisbrook the previous week to win by 66 points, but have missed the top four and the double chance on percentage.
Scott Newton, gun midfielder Paul Chaplin and Nathan Mitchell were the best for the Lions, while Kyle McLean kicked four goals.
David Clark, Trent Barras (two goals) and Timothy Solomon led the way for the Hawks, who may have missed the finals again, but won seven more games than last year.
● Newstead overcame a three quarter-time deficit to end Natte Bealiba’s five-game winning streak.
The Steaders trailed by 11 points at three quarter-time, but kicked 3.5 to 0.6 in the final term to prevail 11.8 (74) to 9.14 (68).
Mark Ramsey provided the Steaders with a strong focal point up forward to kick six goals, while other good players included Dylan Connor, Daniel Christmas, Joe Park and Jayden Bott.
The Swans – who paid the price for inaccuracy – were again best served by Daniel Gifford, Dean Graco, Brent Mortlock, Stephen Ross and Zac Perez (four goals).
● Lexton full-forward Matt Brown kicked a bag of 10 goals in the Tigers’ 25.15 (165) to 5.2 (32) win over Trentham.
With Brown starring inside 50, the Tigers also had Damon Aspland, Daniel Chester and Robert Hind play fine games in the 133-point win that secured a double chance.
Christopher Whelan, coach Clayton Scoble and Justin Hoffman were the best players on another tough day for the Saints.
● Navarre held rivals Avoca to just one goal in the first half in its 12.11 (83) to 7.3 (45) victory.
Josh Driscoll, Nicholas Murphy, Josh Fowkes and Aiden Lee were the stars for the Grasshoppers in their 38-point win.
Avoca had good contributors in Sam Kaye, Thomas Nankivell, Alec Wiltshire, coach Adrian Pilgrim (two goals) and Matthew Jukes.
● Royal Park won the Maryborough derby against Rovers by 25 points to end the season with its fourth win.
Set up by a strong first quarter when it led by 29 points, Bushy won 17.11 (113) to 14.4 (88).
Zach Stewart kicked six goals for Bushy to be among the best, along with Jibb Igleasis (four goals), Dylan Mclean and Ben McKay.
The best for Rovers, who have claimed the wooden spoon, were Brent Ritchie, Matthew Stiles and Corey Taylor (four goals).