Wangaratta Rovers survived a gritty first half from a revitalised Wodonga to post a 50-point triumph.
The Bulldogs, who were coming off their first win, trailed by only 10 points at half-time before the home side rattled on nine goals to three in the 15.13 (103) to 8.5 (53) win.
Classy Hawks' forward Dylan Stone and Wodonga's Tom Johnson kicked three goals apiece.
Cal McFadden produced a second successive strong game, with ruckman-forward Shane Gaston, defender Nathan Cooper and Stone all in top form.
The Bulldogs were best served by Gabriel Crothers, Dylan Beattie and Tom Heagney-Steart.
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