Melbourne 3.3, 9.4, 13.8, 17.13 (115)
W.Bulldogs 2.4, 5.9, 8.10, 9.11 (65)
Melbourne: Pickett 4, Brown 4, Spargo 2, Gawn 2, Sparrow, Chandler, Melksham, Grundy, Neal-Bullen
W.Bulldogs: Bontempelli, Ugle-Hagan, Williams, Naughton, Johannisen, Baker, Treloar, Macrae, Liberatore
Melbourne: Oliver 33, Petracca 30, Rivers 24
W.Bulldogs: Macrae 33, Treloar 32, Liberatore 32, Daniel 29, B.Smith 27, Richards 27, Bontempelli 25
The Demons headed into this season as a premiership favorite, and have made an early assertion intent of their flag aspirations.
It was an in depth contest within the first half, however was something however within the second because the Demons ran away with it to win by 50 factors.
Gawn, Petracca and Oliver have been implausible within the center, whereas Pickett and Brown mixed for eight objectives up ahead.
In the tip, the Demons dominated the marks 117-77 and scoring photographs 30-20, and likewise received the disposals 384-374, tackles 64-52, inside 50s 60-50, free kicks 20-13 and hitouts 36-27.