Coolamon survived an almighty scare from Turvey Park to keep their unbeaten start to the season alive on Sunday.
The Hoppers led by 49 points at half-time but hung on to win by 15, 13.12 (90) to 11.9 (75) at Kindra Park.
It was a tale of two halves, particularly for Turvey Park, who were woeful at times in the first half, before digging deep and showing plenty of spirit in the second half.
The Bulldogs kicked six of the seven goals in the third term to close within 22 points at three-quarter-time and then continued their charge with the first two goals of the last quarter.
Three consecutive behinds moved Turvey Park within seven points 18 minutes into the final term, only for Joe Redfern to kick the match-winner with a few minutes remaining.
It will still a brave comeback from a young Bulldogs team, that were missing a number of key players.
Coolamon were brilliant early, particularly in the second term, but only managed two goals after the main break.
Coolamon co-coach Jamie Maddox was happy to take the four points.
"It was a battle in the end," Maddox said.
"We played good footy early and let them back into it, which is the disappointing thing on our end but they fought it out really well.
"It was a scrappy win so we'll still take the points."
Maddox was unsure what was behind the second half fade out.
"I don't know whether it was an attitude thing with our boys," he said.
"They were up and about and got a bit of a run on and we couldn't really stop them."
With Jeremiah Maslin a late withdrawal for Coolamon, Joe Redfern moved deeper into attack at full-forward and only inaccuracy prevented him from a big day.
He was a constant threat and finished the day with 3.5.
Jake Barrett was classy again for the Hoppers and also booted three goals, as did Max Hillier, before he came off with concussion in the third term.
Braeden Glyde and Cooper McKelvie also had good games.
For Turvey Park, co-coach Jeremy Sykes led from the front and worked hard all day, as did fellow experienced players Nathan Byrne and Brendan Bryce.
The Bulldogs also had a number of youngsters stand tall in the second half, in bright signs for the club's future.
Coolamon will now take on fellow undefeated team, Griffith, at Exies Oval after next week's representative bye.
"We'll go into Griffith and have a crack at it and see what happens," Maddox said.
"They're obviously the form side of the comp so it'll be good. A good test for our boys."