DAYLESFORD used Bungaree as a step ladder to bigger and better things last season, and now the Demons get their chance at revenge.
The Bulldogs ran away from Bungaree in a preliminary final in 2012 before going onto their grand final triumph a week later.
It’s a defeat that Demons skipper Joel Mahar remembers well and is keen to overturn this weekend.
“It would be nice to knock off Daylesford, given they are so prolific come finals time and especially because they knocked us out last year,” Mahar said.
“They were the ones that ended our season last year so it would be nice to return the favour.”
Bungaree will have to do so without the services of Zac Denham, who suffered a hamstring injury in the qualifying final loss to Waubra.
Despite the latest injury setback, a round seven victory over the Dogs will offer some confidence against a proven finals foe.
Daylesford, meanwhile, will be without veteran onballer Joel Adams after he was slapped with a one-match ban for striking in the elimination final win over Gordon.
Selectors have included tall Sam Winnard, the versatile Darren Chambers and youngster Will Austin on an extended interchange bench of five, which will be trimmed before Sunday’s encounter at Beaufort.