At Strathalbyn on Saturday a true stalwart and servant of the Great Southern Football League Nathan Duffield played his 400th A grade game when he ran out to play against the reigning premiers Mount Compass.
It motivated the Roosters, as they wore the underdog tag and pushed the Dogs for three quarters. But again like most weeks this season, Strathalbyn stopped and the fitness of the opposition ran riot.
Sam Elliott was driving the Rooster line up with great leadership and ball getting ability. His ball use was hurting the Dogs and with big men James and Christie controlling the air it was concerning Mount Compass and an upset was in the air.
Tucker was fighting hard for the Roosters along with Wright and at half time, Strathalbyn led by 18 points.
Davis was doing his job and was disciplined, while Tom Vitkunas and Schultz fired up Mount Compass and by three quarter time the Dogs had whittled away the Rooster lead to have the scores locked together.
In the last term, Mount Compass broke the shackles and kicked five goals to three to win by 14 points in what was a good game of football. Pinyon kicked five goals for the Dogs and Veide four to clinch the vital premiership points.
Price bagged three for Strathalbyn. In the last half Compass kicked 9-7 to 4-5 to claim the victory.