Tatyoon won the first clearance of the senior Mininera District Football League grand final but that was about all that went right against Wickliffe-Lake Bolac.
The Magpies were dominant in all aspects of the game as they completed an undefeated season and ended two years of heartache to become premiers.
They were clinical in everything they did, showing why they were undefeated throughout the home and away season.
Kicking against the breeze in the first term did not phase the Magpies as they kept Tatyoon goalless and managed six goals of their own to lead by 38 points at the first break.
“All we were focusing on was getting off to a good start,” Magpies co-coach Nigel Otto said. “We did that and kept that going for the rest of the game.”
The Hawks looked rattled in the second term, conceding repeated inside 50s as the wind aided Wickliffe-Lake Bolac’s forward attacks.
The Hawks put through their first goal of the game late in the second quarter but by that point it was well and truly over. The Hawks fought back in the third term, kicking two goals to one to win the quarter.
They started the fourth well but the Magpies surged home, booting four goals to record a 17.16 (118) to 4.4 (28) victory.
“We had pretty even contributions across the board, I couldn’t pick a bad player for us,” Otto said.
The Jim Knight Medal winner was Magpie Tas Clingan while teammate Brad Keilar won the AFL Victoria Country best on ground medal.
Harley Hunter and Chris Keilar both kicked four goals each for the Magpies.
Magpies co-coach Joe Otto said there was an overwhelming sense of relief after the game.
“After losing two in a row to get that one is a great feeling,” he said. “It makes it so much sweeter. It is a great win for the club and the community.”