It was a long time coming for Taylors Lake, but there was "pure elation" in their rooms after they snapped a long win drought at the weekend.
The Lakers had to wait nearly two years, or 720 days to enjoy the sweet taste of victory, but they were able to do so once again after defeating Pimpinio in front of an adoring home crowd on Saturday.
Conditions could not have been better for football, with both the Lakers and Tigers going into the game on the hunt for win number one of the season.
Despite the home crowd support, it was the Tigers who took the game by the scruff of the neck early on, booting six goals without a miss to hold a 10-point lead at the first break.
"We came out the way we wanted to which is what we were aiming for," Pimpinio coach Liam Jakobi said.
The momentum of the game shifted in the second term, with the Lakers starting to get on top in the middle and hitting the lead going into the main break.
Lakers coach Brandon Weatherson said they made slight adjustments which helped them take control of the game.
"We identified Pimp start games well, they hit the contest hard early. We made some simple skill errors and got sucked in a bit and that is when we don't play very well," he said.
"We encouraged the boys to find some space and be more sensible with the ball.
"We changed a few things like the on ball structure and went small down forward to try and use our leg speed against their bigger defenders."
The visitors couldn't manage a goal in the third term, with the Lakers breaking clear to hold a 33-point lead heading into the final quarter.
The home fans got to enjoy the win a little earlier than the final siren, with the Lakers holding a comfortable win. They finished ahead 16.16 (112) to 10.3 (63) when the final siren sounded.
"It was just pure elation when that siren sounded. We wanted to do it for the supporters who have waited so long for a win," Weatherson said.
"I have only been here this year but it was good to do this for those who have been here for so long. It means a lot."
Jakobi said his young side was unable to stop Taylors Lake's momentum once they got going.
"It seemed like once they got on a roll we couldn't stop them. We have such a young list, a few blokes dropped their heads a bit and we couldn't bounce back I guess," he said.
"The results didn't go our way but that's footy. We will keep fighting on."
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There were no finals ramifications in that match, but the shape of the top six took a big turn in the same round.
Swifts got over the top of Edenhope-Apsley away from home to move into third, Rupanyup kept themselves in the finals picture with an upset win over Jeparit-Rainbow and Noradjuha-Quantong creeps into sixth spot after defeating Kalkee.
The Bombers trailed by two goals at the main break, but an eight goal to four second half helped them run over last year's runners-up.
"It's a fantastic feeling really. We saw this as an opportunity to beat a side around us, which we haven't done, and we took it with both hands," Bombers coach Gareth Hose said.
"It was quite free flowing, end-to-end footy. Overall we applied a lot of pressure and for the most part were first to the footy. It seesawed most of the day but we felt in control.
"It was a real even contribution from our boys which I loved.
"It's a big win to make sure we didn't all from the pack."
Kalkee now sits in a difficult spot with just 16 points from eight games and a poor percentage, with three teams filling out the bottom of the top six with 20 points.
Harrow-Balmoral flexed their muscles once again, easily dismissing second-placed Natimuk United by 75 points.
The Rams had an opportunity to prove they could run with the premiership favourites, but were blown out of the water early with a six-goal to one first term. The Southern Roos kicked 26 behinds and could have made the damage even worse.