TIMBOON Demons seem to have a three-year itch when it comes to A reserve grand finals.
The Demons scored a hard-fought 29-25 win over Russells Creek in Saturday's premiership decider.
The victory stands alongside the Demons 2006 and 2009 A Reserve flags.
In a tense struggle, the Demons extended a one-goal lead at three-quarter time despite Creek making serious challenges at various stages in the final period.
Only consecutive goals to Timboon goal shooter Megan Methven, including one on the final siren, sealed victory for the minor premier.
Methven, who won the competition's best and fairest award, proved the difference, with her height advantage crucial despite Creek's defenders doing well to limit her output.
Coach Alison Wallace was delighted with the result.
"It's fantastic," she said.
"They made us work really hard, they played really well.
"The whole match I was worried. I thought (at times) they would be too strong."
Wallace said she thought the Demons could prevail if they stuck to the game in the conditions.
"We had to keep possession and feed our goal shooter," she said of the plan.
Wallace said the side included two members of last year's 17 and under side but predicted many in Saturday's team would make the jump to A grade.
Goal attack Ashlee Finch was named player of the match.