Death, taxes and a Kyabram victory.
The Bombers winning in the Goulburn Valley League is a certainty and they had no problem in dishing out a 88-point thumping to Tatura in a Sunday stroll.
The Bulldogs might have pushed Kyabram in round five, with Paul Newman’s side escaping with a four-point win on May 21 the Bombers basically treated like a defeat in the aftermath.
But in wet and windy conditions yesterday, the reigning premiers were ruthless in smashing their way to a 51-point lead at quarter-time on route to a 37th consecutive victory.
They have not lost since the 2015 grand final, 674 days ago.
It was an unfortunate way for Tatura gun Tim Lanyon to bring up his 200th game for the club.
Lanyon has been a key member of the Dogs’ side for a number of years and played in their 2012 premiership.
Young gun Charlie Hill was a bright spark again, kicking Tatura’s second goal 14 minutes into the final term.
Kyabram forward Kayne Pettifer was again in brilliant touch, kicking three of his five goals in the opening quarter.
The haul took him to 85 for the season, meaning he is a realistic chance to bring up the century in the final round of the home-and-away season against Shepparton United.
If not, the occasional boxer will tick over to 100 during the finals to become the first player since Benalla’s Josh Mellington in 2015 to achieve the feat in the GVL.
Mitch Elliott, Lanyon and Vic Country representative Chris Ryan, returning after being dropped to the reserves for a game, were among Tatura’s best.