ALL eyes at Blackburn Park on Saturday were on Ouyen United's gun full-forward Damien Cupido as he scored his 100th goal for the year.
The milestone goal, his seventh for the day, came from a trademark long left-foot projectile that sailed high through the goals in the third term.
While Cupido was the big drawcard for his club's clash against Jeparit-Rainbow, both sides did well to hold the crowd's interest with some entertaining football in the first three terms.
Jeparit-Rainbow started slow, as Ouyen United notched up eight goals before the Lakers scored a major.
After Cupido kicked six goals, a roar went up when Relton Roberts passed off to the maestro only for Wayne Grace to nip in and pluck the ball out of his arms.
The crowd had to move to the other end of the ground and wait for the third quarter to start before Cupido could score the magic 100th goal.
Playing coach Luke Werner did well off half-back, Heath Clugston kept his feet when those around him were stumbling and Lucas Edelsten worked hard.
Werner also praised youngster Nathan Cocks for his role on Peter Caldow.
The Lakers' coach was pleased with Cocks' persistence and felt it would have been a great learning experience for the young player matching up on Caldow.
For the winners, Bradley Summerhayes continued his strong form, Wade Brady started well in the ruck against Simon Clugston and Joel Scultz, Ryan Vallance did some good work in and around the centre and at half-back and young Jaivon Stacey kicked a beautiful goal in his first game at senior level.
Stacey came on in the second term and was prominent with a couple of deft touches, a piece of creative handpassing and a good mark.
The Demons were by far the better team on the day with their match-winning spearhead.
Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers claimed the minor premiership with a comprehensive 11-goal thrashing of second-placed Beulah at Sea Lake.
With Cliff Ryan leading a dominant forward line with eight goals, the Tigers were able to hold the Blues' chief goal-kicker Dennis Redden to just two goals.
The Blues kept with the Tigers in the first half but it was a one-horse race after the major change as Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers piled on 13 goals to four.
In a nail-biting finish, Woomelang-Lascelles came out seven-point winners over a depleted Walpeup-Underbool unit at Woomelang.
Wade Champion and Chris Vorwerk were late withdrawals for Walpeup-Underbool a side which was already missing key players.
The side was lively early, trying to make use of the favourable conditions.
When the Cats settled, it was Kane Bannam who led the fight-back.
When rain began to fall in the second term, Woomelang-Lascelles got more numbers at the base of packs and was able to claw its way into the lead.
Walpeup-Underbool responded with David Piasente finding plenty of possessions around the ground, but the Roos had a limited bench with three injured players.
Woomelang-Lascelles continued to run and play the percentages and was able to extend its lead at the half-time break to 19 points.
Corey Kelly was dangerous around the ground and in front of goal.
The Roos fought their way back into the lead in the third quarter, with Piasente continuing to rack up possessions. The last term was a real slog and the wet, slippery conditions made clean possession difficult.
The ball spent most of the term travelling from one end of the ground to the other as both sides tried desperately to gain an advantage.
The scoreboard was all tied up until the final 30 seconds, when the Cats found a behind, then scored a goal through Dwayne Hamlyn.