IT took a big finish from Milawa to finally snuff out a determined Bright outfit on Saturday.
The Mountain Men battled manfully in their round six Ovens and King matchup but suffered their third loss of the season, going down by 40 points, 9.9 (63) to 14.19 (103).
Early on the result appeared to be a foregone conclusion.
From the side that beat Moyhu seven days earlier, Bright had lost star midfielder Ben Henwood to suspension, defensive general Jason Gentile to a broken foot, ruckman Dylan Cudmore to soreness and gutsy backman Sean McGregor to a prior commitment.
High-flying forward Ricky Weimer had been set to play his first senior match for the year before rolling his ankle at work, while Baker Medallist Ben Bond and coach Regan Alexander each missed a second straight game with hamstring complaints.
Add to that list the likes of Dylan Bursill, Daniel Sgambelloni and Ben Jones, and it was clear that Bright was spread thin, a fact that became ever more apparent as the game commenced and the Demons proceeded to dominate.