Reigning AFLW premiers Melbourne have comfortably beaten long-standing rivals the Western Bulldogs by 42 points to maintain their unbeaten start to their title defence.
Saturday's game marked the 10-year anniversary of the original women's football exhibition match between the two clubs, which paved the way for the AFLW, with Melbourne claiming the Hampson-Hardeman Cup.
The Demons' experience held sway, as they withstood multiple charges in the first three terms and kicked away in the final quarter to claim a 12.11 (83) to 6.5 (41) victory at Casey Fields.
"We really ground that one out, it was tough, really tricky conditions out here at Casey," Melbourne skipper Kate Hore said.
"But it was great to be back at the Field of Dreams, we like to call it, and an absolute honour and a privilege to play in the Hampson-Hardeman Cup.
"It's pretty amazing to see where women's footy has come and to celebrate 10 years this year is incredible."
It came at a cost, with premiership speedster Alyssa Bannan forced off with a right ankle injury after getting her leg caught under her in the first quarter.
Bulldogs skipper Ellie Blackburn (29 touches) racked up the ball at will, with 18 disposals in the first half alone, but couldn't haul her side over the line, while Kirsty Lamb booted two goals.
Hore kicked two goals and having 10 score involvements from 22 disposals, along with Tyla Hanks (25 touches and a goal).
Lily Mithen, Paxy Paxman, Eden Zanker and Maddi Gay also kicked two goals.
Mithen and Hore booted the first two majors but Deanna Berry thumped home a wonderful late long-range goal on the run to give the Bulldogs a foothold in the game at quarter time.
After a see-sawing second term, Hanks booted a super goal after the siren to give the Dees a 16-point advantage at the main break.
Lamb's second goal gave the Bulldogs the perfect start to the second half.
But Melbourne hit back through Maddi Gay and while the Bulldogs cut the deficit to less than two goals twice more, the Demons almost immediately responded each time.
Melbourne coolly closed out the final term, booting four unanswered majors, to join North Melbourne and Adelaide as the only unbeaten clubs.
The Demons (3-0) next face Hawthorn on Friday while the winless Bulldogs (0-3) travel to face Gold Coast.