Carey Park’s bid to play finals football was jumpstarted on Saturday at Kelly Park, after the Panthers ran out 7.11 (53) to 5.11 (41) victors over the Collie Eagles.
With an interruption-riddled opening month of the season, Brett Maguire’s side were keen to get back out on the field and get a victory — and they did just that, despite facing plenty of challenges from the Eagles.
Despite the visitors having the better of the first quarter, they elected to drop numbers back for the remainder of the half, which appeared to galvanise the Panthers.
With Carey Park eventually getting on top in general play despite the arm-wrestle nature of the game, their dominance eventually resulted in positive scoreboard pressure.
Post-game, Maguire was delighted his side pocketed the four premiership points and is hopeful they can build on the win against Busselton on Saturday at home.
It was a big day for the Panthers, who also secured victories in the reserves and colts.