Sandhurst is into the final three of the BFNL for the fourth time in five years after thumping Kyneton by 104 points in Sunday's first semi-final at the QEO.
The 24.9 (153) to 6.13 (49) victory was Sandhurst's biggest winning margin in a final played in the top five system, surpassing the 77-point win over Golden Square in the 2015 preliminary final.
The result gave Kyneton the unwanted record of being the first team to lose two-straight finals by more than 100 points. The Tigers lost the qualifying final to Eaglehawk eight days earlier by 112 points.
"In the finals you have to up your game if you want to keep advancing and I thought we played some of our best footy today,'' Sandhurst coach Andrew Collins said.
"You have to give Kyneton credit, they had a good year. Their home and away season was very good.. you have to be a good side to finish in the top three.
"I was really happy with the way we played today. I thought we played with a bit more silk in the way we moved the ball."
The heavy loss against the Hawks was expected to fire the Tigers up for the first semi-final, but the game was out of their reach by quarter-time.
Kicking with the aid of a slight breeze, the Dragons kicked six goals to none in the opening quarter.
The same issues which plagued the Tigers' performance against Eaglehawk were evident again - not enough pressure and an inability to man up when their opponents had the ball.
In contrast, the Dragons looked like a side that wanted to play in a preliminary final rather than go on a footy trip.
Nick Stagg set the tone for the Dragons with arguably his best half of footy for the season.
The midfielder/forward kicked four goals in the first half, had a hand in another and showed his Kyneton opponents what it's like to put pressure on a rival.
Sandhurst defenders Matt Thornton and Codie Price controlled everything that came their way and the Dragons' midfielders and small forwards continually found space.
The Tigers, who were without injured duo Max O'Sullivan and Dan Davie, did show some fight in the second term to keep the margin to 45 points at half-time.
A six-goal to one third quarter from the Dragons ensured there'd be no miracle comeback.
The final quarter was humiliating for the Tigers. The Dragons did as they pleased, with four of their eight final term goals coming from the goalsquare.
Even Sandhurst defender Josh Hann ventured forward to snap a rare goal.
Hann was one of 10 individual goal kickers for the Dragons.
Zeb Broadbent continued his great form to match Stagg's four-goal haul, while Collins kicked all three of his goals in the second half - including one after taking a screamer on top of Kyneton opponent Chris Barry.
Brodie Montague was recalled to replace the injured Zac East and he bobbed up with three goals.
Collins said East (knee) and key forward Daniel Connors (hamstring) would train this week in a bid to prove their fitness for the preliminary final clash with the Storm.
Should one or both players be available, Collins and his selectors face a tough task to select two players to omit from the squad.
Kyneton's better players on Sunday were few and far between.
Rhys Magin and the Govan brothers tried their hardest to lift their team-mates, while Fintan Brazil kicked four of the Tigers' six goals.
It was a disappointing end to what had been a promising season for the Tigers.
Kyneton defeated every team in the competition except Strathfieldsaye and had its best home and record (12-5-1) for the best pard of two decades.
However, the club's financial crisis, which became public knowledge on the eve of the finals, and injuries to key players hurt the Tigers' September campaign.