HIGH-PROFILE Thurgoona recruit Josh Maher made it a September to remember after a dazzling display in the grand final against Barnawartha on Saturday.
The man they call "Rissole" may have to change his nickname to "Snags" after booting 11 of them during the finals series.
Maher was dangerous in the second semi-final a fortnight earlier against the Tigers with four goals.
But he went to another level in the big dance as he tormented the Tiger defence to finish with seven goals.
Maher booted two goals in the opening term to help the Bulldogs open up a handy 12 point buffer at the first break.
He landed another three in the third quarter as the rampaging Bulldogs piled on nine goals to two and open up a match-winning 48-point lead.
The tough-as-nails forward kicked two goals in the final term to clinch best-on-ground honours.
Maher was quick to pay tribute to his star-studded teammates.
"It was a fantastic effort to go to another level after being challenged in that second quarter," Maher said.
"To Barny's credit they really showed us how good they are in that second term.
"We copped a bit of a rev-up from Dos (Doswell) at half-time and we came out and responded.
"I think some of the blokes in the side wound back the clock to produce one of our most devastating quarters of footy for the season.
"We have got some older blokes but they proved today that the should be still running around in the O&M."
Maher joined the kennel this season after three seasons with Murray Magpies including coaching in 2017.
The Bulldogs' flag triumph was his fourth flag after claiming back-to-back titles with Albury in 2010-11.
Maher also played in a flag with the Tigers' reserves in 2014.
With their star-studded line-up, the Bulldogs had the luxury of playing Maher as a permanent forward throughout most of the season.
Rivals clubs struggled to find a suitable match-up for Maher with his strength in one-on-one contests hard to combat.
"I had quite a few mates at Thurgoona so it was an easy decision to join the club this season," he said.
"I just wanted to get back to enjoying my football and to win a premiership medallion is the icing on the cake.
"I tweaked the hammy a couple of weeks before the finals series.
"But I was fortunate enough to get back in time.
"To play as a permanent forward is a bit easier on the body instead of the crash and bash of playing in the midfield."