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The Casey Demons were untroubled at home against cellar dwellers Coburg to make it six wins on the trot and consolidate their hold on second place on the Peter Jackson VFL 2018.

With the memory of their disastrous 107-point opening round loss to the Demons at the back of their minds, the Lions came out with all guns blazing and surprised the home side with their tenacity but were unable to convert goals in the early going. After Sam Weideman gave a preview of what was to come with the first goal of the game, the visitors came up with a quick reply to lead at the ten minute mark but that was the last of their resistance as the Demons kicked the next seven to hold a 43-point lead by the main break. 

With rain pelting down, it was an unassailable lead and even in the greasy conditions, Casey steamrolled on with Weideman putting on a master class of marking and accurate kicking at full forward and when he went into the ruck he was handy there helping out Mitch King who had his hands full with Coburg ruckman, Goodwin.

The game petered out under the gloomy skies and the Demons ran out 77-point winners. It might not have beaten the 100-point plus win that many were predicting but it was still a big percentage booster as the Lions were kept down to a meagre goal a quarter. 

Weideman had the unlikely perfect foil up forward in Jack Hutchins who is normally a defender. The skipper was most productive and booted three goals for the game. Billy Stretch continued his run of good form at this level and must be very close to a promotion.

The move of Hutchins into attack gave the Demons the opportunity to test out some defenders for possible inclusion into their AFL side in the wake of Jake Lever's knee injury and Sam Frost relished the conditions, standing out with his marking and speed across the ground even when the ground got heavy in the second half. If Weideman was putting on a master class up forward, Frost was doing likewise down back. He was the pick of the defenders ahead of youngster Harry Petty and Josh Wagner but one needs to temper that against the fact that the opposition is a struggling as a stand alone in the VFL.

Tom Bugg worked his way into the game when he went to the midfield and finished with an equal game high 27 touches along with Jay Kennedy Harris.

Corey Wagner continued to impress among the VFL listed contingent. James Munro was his usual consistent self and Goy Lok showed that he is becoming more and more confident at this level with every game.

The Casey Demons' next assignment sees them traveling to RAMS Arena, Craigieburn in what will be a danger game against Essendon VFL in the first of two consecutive games to be telecast on the Seven Network.

Peter Jackson VFL 2018

Casey Demons 4.2.26 9.4.58 13.6.84 16.12.108 

Coburg 1.3.9 2.3.15 3.5.23 4.7.31

Goals 

Casey Demons Weideman 7 Hutchins 3 Stretch 2 Baker Garlett Kennedy Harris Stockdale

Coburg Belo Binion Conn Weightman

Best

Casey Demons Frost Weideman Stretch Kennedy-Harris Bugg Hutchins

Coburg Podhajski Guthrie Exon Allan Gregory Lentini

Statistics 

Oskar Baker 1 goal 6 kicks 7 handballs 13 disposals 1 marks 3 tackles 49 dream team points
Harley Balic 7 kicks 10 handballs 17 disposals 8 tackles 69 dream team points
Tomas Bugg 15 kicks 12 handballs 27 disposals 3 marks 12 tackles 125 dream team points
Sam Frost 11 kicks 4 handballs 15 disposals 8 marks 1 tackle 69 dream team points 
Jeff Garlett 1 goal 7 kicks 5 handballs 12 disposals 1 marks 4 tackles 56 dream team points 
Mitch Gent 6 kicks 3 handballs 9 disposals 2 marks 1 tackle 34 dream team points
Jack Hutchins 3 goals 2 behinds 9 kicks 3 handballs 12 disposals 3 marks 5 tackles 82 dream team points 
Dion Johnstone 8 kicks 11 handballs 19 disposals 1 mark 4 tackles 66 dream team points 
Jay Kennedy Harris 1 goal 17 kicks 10 handballs 27 disposals 6 marks 5 tackles 116 dream team points
Mitchell King 2 kicks 6 handballs 8 disposals 1 tackle 32 hit outs 53 dream team point
Mykleti Lefau 1 behind 5 kicks 3 handballs 8 disposals 2 marks 8 tackles 11 hit outs 71 dream team points 
Jay Lockhart 4 kicks 6 handballs 10 disposals 2 marks 3 tackles 42 dream team points 
Goy Lok 1 behind 12  kicks 11 handballs 23 disposals 1 mark 9 tackles 97 dream team points
Corey Machaya 6 kicks 11 handballs 17 disposals 1 mark 6 tackles 67 dream team points
James Munro 7 handballs 9 disposals 1 mark 5 tackles 61 dream team points 
Cameron Pedersen 5 kicks 10 handballs 15 disposals 1 mark 1 tackle 39 dream team points  
Harrison Petty 4 kicks 4 handballs 8 disposals 3 marks 1 tackle 31 dream team points  
Charlie Spargo 9 kicks 10 handballs 19 disposals 1 mark 9 tackles 88 dream team points
Corey Stockdale 1 goals 2 behind 6 kicks 5 handballs 11 disposals 2 marks 5 tackles 59 dream team points
Billy Stretch 2 goals 13 kicks 11 handballs 24 disposals 3 marks 5 tackles 103 dream team points
Corey Wagner 1 behind 14 kicks 9 handballs 23 disposals 2 marks 10 tackles 95 dream team points
Josh Wagner 12 kicks 9 handballs 21 disposals 1 marks 6 tackles 78 dream team points
Sam Weideman 7 goals 14 kicks 5 handballs 19 disposals 9 marks 3 tackles 5 hit outs 139 dream team points

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