DAYLESFORD is Central Highlands Football League premiers once again.
The Bulldogs added a third flag to their 2007 and 2009 triumphs with a hard-fought nine-point win over Buninyong at Eureka Stadium today.
Daylesford led the contest for much of the afternoon, and staved off a late Bombers fight-back in the final term to win.
Bulldog Nathan Gudgeon, who secured his first senior premiership, was awarded the best on ground medal for his standout performance in defence.
Up forward, coach Andrew Button and young Max Risstrom booted two goals each, while for Buninyong, Glen Phelps starred with four majors as he tried to revive his team's chances in the second half.
Midfielders Luke Adams and Michael Cummings were also influential for the winners, as was captain James Evans down back and ruckman Scott Winduss.
Daylesford's victory comes in its sixth-straight grand final appearance and leaves the Bombers still searching for their first flag since 2002.
Earlier in the day, Buninyong claimed victory over Waubra in the reserves decider, Springbank was easy victors in the under-18 clash against Daylesford and Beaufort beat Dunnstown to win the under-15s flag.
Springbank had a day out on the netball court.
The Tigers claimed both the A-grade and B-grade premierships, with Bungaree winning the C-grade, 17/under and 15/under titles. Carngham-Linton was successful in the 13/unders.