A blistering start paved the way for Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong to record a 50-point win over Wagga Tigers on Saturday.
In front of a big crowd that consisted of a few premiership reunions, GGGM were never troubled on the way to a big win, 16.9 (109) to 8.7 (55) at Ganmain Sportsground.
GGGM started strongly to lead by 45 points at half-time before Tigers provided much more opposition in the second half.
Tigers narrowed the margin to 37 points but never seriously challenged.
GGGM coach Christin Macri loved the way his team stamped their authority of the contest early.
“There was a real focus to start well and back up what we’ve done in the last two weeks so that was pleasing,” Macri said.
“Tigers did play pretty strong in the second half.”
Jesse Lander was outstanding for GGGM in the midfield, while Tom Anderson and Lachie Parker also played their best games for the year.
Shaun Campbell was brilliant for Tigers and would have vied for best-on-ground honours despite playing in the losing team.
Ben Kelly in defence and Nick Ryan were others to perform well for Tigers.
Macri was also pleased to see his team perform well in front of some past greats of the club.
“It was important to recognise them as a club, but also as a playing group,” he said.
Jacob Olsson made a strong return from suspension with a big game in the ruck, while Riley Corbett kicked four goals.