Strathfieldsaye moved into second place on the BFNL ladder on the back of keeping bottom side Castlemaine scoreless at Tannery Lane.
The Storm won 33.15 (213) to 0.0 (0) to move to a 5-2 record and, just as importantly in such a tight season, lifted their percentage to a league best 211.71 per cent.
Lachlan Sharp bagged 12 goals for the Storm to take his season tally to 45 from seven games, while Cal McCarty and Daniel Clohesy had a day out through the middle of the ground.
"Given we had our Melbourne contingent out it was a pleasing result,'' Storm co-coach Darryl Wilson said.
"It was pleasing that we kicked goals instead of points for a change. Our efficiency with the ball was much better.
"We shared the ball as well as we have all year."
Storm star Kallen Geary had plenty of the ball and kicked two goals in his first game since the 2019 grand final.
Lachy Gill bagged five majors for the Storm and Bailey Henderson also impressed.
It was a dark day for a Castlemaine side that showed some promising signs in the opening month of the season.
It was the third time in their past 26 games that the Magpies were held goalless.
In round 18 of the 2018 season they scored 0.4 (4) in a 225-point defeat to Sandhurst and in round 10 of the 2019 season the Pies were held to 0.1 (1) in a 192-point loss to Gisborne.
"It was a very, very tough day,'' Castlemaine coach Don Moran said.
"The restrictions in place and not knowing what the restrictions were going to entail until late on Friday made it very hard.
"Throughout the week we were preparing to play Kangaroo Flat and then the draw changed. The boys were all up to play Kangaroo Flat in a game where both teams were without a win.
"That game has been our aim as to where we wanted to peak and have a good game. That weighed heavily on us."
Moran said the Pies couldn't contain the Storm on the open spaces of Tannery Lane.
"We got found out on the bigger ground and Strath's ability to run and spread was elite,'' Moran said.
"We couldn't get our hands on the footy. We talked about having composure with the ball, but we couldn't get our hands on the footy.
"Every error we made was capitalised on by Strath."
Veteran Liam Wilkinson was named best for the Pies, but arguably the highlight for the Pies was teenager Brodie Byrne, who was moved on to Sharp in the second-half and, all things considered, did a good job of competing with the premier goalkicker in the competition.
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