After a scare in the first half, South Augusta have once again come away with a defiant 46-point win.
A dominant second half was too much for the Lions to handle, as they were outclassed by the likes of Matt Downey, Darcy Kildea and Kahran McKenzie.
With finals in their sight, Lions were out to shake up the competition by breaking South’s undefeated streak and made a solid impression at the beginning of the game.
The visitors matched the ladder-leaders in intensity and were able to kick five goals in the first quarter to take an 11-point lead at quarter time.
Recruit Patrick Browne has been outstanding this season for Lions and didn’t disappoint again, with another stunning display across half back.
South’s defence got going again in the second quarter, as they held the Lions to just two points.
Craig Shirley was solid again, while the likes of Caleb Ritter and Marcus Kerin were able to rebound the ball back into attack.
SGL leading goal kicker Lionel Brown came to life with back-to-back goals midway through the quarter and handed South a six-point lead at half time.
With their opponents still in the game, South made it their mission to put them away in the second half and they did just that.
Jake Collins was dangerous up forward and was able to kick two goals in the third term, as the Bulldogs went on a rampage and kicked five goals to one for the quarter.
Brown took his goal tally to four before the final change thanks to some classy attacking entries from Kildea and McKenzie.
Brown bagged his fifth in the final term, while Kriston Thompson abandoned his role as the general down back to kick two last quarter goals, as South finished up 93-47 winners.