The Geelong Falcons have used a 10 goal to 2 final term to run away 67 point winners over the Northern Knights.
Dowling, Blair and McLachlan all kicked four goals for the Falcons with McLachlan also having 18 touches in a best on ground display.
For the Knights Corey McKay (3 goals, 14 disposals), Patty Lipinksi (3 goals, 13 disposals) were both impressive. Luke Bunker was again best of field for the Knights having 27 disposals and 7 clearances.
The Knights next week take on Tasmania at Preston City Oval on Sunday as they look to claim their first win of the season against the Mariners.
Northern Knights 3.0 9.1 11.3 13.4 (82)
Geelong Falcons 5.3 10.4 13.5 23.11 (149)
Northern Knights: C. McKay 3, P. Lipinski 3, C. Roberts 2, S. Christou 2, L. Wilson 2, M. Signorello
Geelong Falcons: P. Dowling 4, B. Blair 4, J. McLachlan 4, S. Holroyd 3, L. Noble 3, J. Bennett, J. Worpel, Z. Zdybel, A. Witherden, M. Diamond
Northern Knights: L. Bunker, M. Perry, L. Wilson, P. Lipinski, N. Coffield, C. McKay
Geelong Falcons: J. McLachlan, P. Dowling, J. Blood, T. Thompson, J. Bennett, J. Worpel