It was certainly a trip to remember for Jake Harrap.
It was the first time Harrap had beaten the Demons in his five seasons in the Wimmera league and the first time his club had knocked off the powerhouses since 2002.
"I think everyone woke up that Saturday morning believing we were a very good chance to win and that was pretty evident," Harrap said.
"We were in the rooms, and everyone was happy, everyone was smiling and getting around each other.
"You could feel the vibe, and even when we were out on the field and yapping, it just felt like we were going to win that game."
Harrap has travelled from Adelaide every weekend for the past five seasons to play for his beloved Tigers.
The on-baller said it wasn't always easy making the trip, especially when his side was out of form.
"It gets tedious when you're losing," he said.
"In the last few weeks, and it happens every season, it gets old, travelling.
"Especially knocking off work on a Friday and knowing your weekend is pretty much gone and when you lose the attitude on the way back is a bit different.
"It's a bit more up-and-about when you're winning more.
"We've got other Adelaide-based blokes too, and they're great blokes. It makes it a lot easier."
Harrap stepped into the assistant coach's role this season, though it presented new challenges.
"It was definitely something I wanted to take on, and I was happy the club approached me about it," he said. "It's a difficult role, just because I'm not at training."
"I don't like that I don't get to see the boys train and if anything happens on the track, you don't hear about it till after."
Despite their position on the ladder, the Tigers have caused trouble for other sides all season long.
Harrap said it was a credit to the club's culture that the side remained competitive, despite results not falling the Tigers' way.
"It's a big reason why I've stuck around and will do for a few more years hopefully. They're great people there, and they have a lot of fun, especially when we're losing," he said.
"A lot of clubs I've been at in the past when a losing culture comes it gets pretty tough.
"Everyone there (Nhill) still takes it hard, but we move on quickly, and we just have a good time and enjoy ourselves when we can.
"We realise its not the end of the world. We've always got next week."
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