The added star power of Russell Robertson proved not to be enough for Dunolly on Saturday, with the Eagles slumping to a 156-point loss at the hands of Maryborough Rovers.
Robertson, a 228-gamer with Melbourne in the AFL, did help the Eagles to one of their biggest scores of the season and pulled in a larger than average crowd to Deledio Reserve, but in the larger scheme of things it mattered little in the 28.19 (187) to 4.7 (31) result.
Maryborough Rovers were in no mood to allow Dunolly to generate attacking plays to their one-game recruit in the first quarter, working their way to a 34-point, 6.5 (41) to 1.1 (7) lead at quarter time despite being slightly slow on gelling together controlled play.
The struggle continued in the second term, with Rovers adding another five goals while Dunolly added another single major. The third term was where Rovers broke the shackles and blew the game apart, ramming home 11 goals while Dunolly went goalless.
For more on this story see Page 22 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 19