Bentleigh has made an impressive start to the inaugural Seymour Law Cup, outclassing Doveton Eagles by 33 points in the opening match of the preseason competition at Springvale Reserve last night.
The Demons stamped their authority on the match early, and skipped away to an early lead with the aid of the powerful wind that heavily favoured scoring at the pavilion end of the ground. However, they weren't able to capitalise on their early opportunities, registering 2.7 in the opening stanza.
Last year's Division 3 preliminary finalists were held scoreless into the breeze in the first and third quarters, but finished the match on a positive note with two goals in the final term.
In the second match of the evening, Mount Waverley edged out Hampton by 10 points in a gripping contest under lights.
The reigning Division 3 premiers started positively, booting three goals in the opening quarter. However, the Hammers hit back with three of their own in the second to get back within one solitary behind at the long break.
A tight arm-wrestle ensued for much of the second half before two final term majors into the wind helped the Mountain Lions secure the four points.