GREAT Western suffered a bruising 135-point defeat at home to Tatyoon on Saturday.
The Lions went into the match with two wins to their name this season and could not match it with the in-form Hawks, who sit third on the ladder.
The Hawks were ruthless in their attack, and booted 13 goals to three by half-time.
The Lions were better in the second half kicking seven of the own but Tatyoon stormed home with a ten-goal final quarter to win 203-68. Former Horsham RSL Diggers player Kye Chapple was instrumental for Tatyoon with 10 goals.
Steven Butler was the only player to score higher with 12.
Rayne Salmon and Nicholas Thomas were the best for the home side, while Benjamin Hustler booted three goals to also feature in the best. Ararat also had a tough afternoon, going down to SMW Rovers 136-48 at Alexandra Oval, Ararat.
The Rovers jumped out of the blocks early with an eight-goal to two first term.
They continued to hold the ascendancy in the second, piling on another seven goals and restricting the Eagles to three. The home side found more of the football in the third and kept the Rovers to two goals.
But the damage was already done and the visitors sealed the win with a five-goal final term.
Eagles Mark Coole and Shaun North were name their side's best players.