The arctic conditions proved little hindrance for Workies on Sunday with the competition leaders running hot against South United.
It was dejavu for Souths as Isaac Farmilo again fired the defending champions to a resounding victory. After bagging five goals in their last meeting 8-3 win, Farmilo went one better on Sunday with six as Workies scorched their nearest rivals 9-2.
Toby Climpson (2), Ehren Hazell and Nick Chaffey also found the back of the net in what was in coach Andrew Farmilo's assessment their best performance of the year.
"I just thought we controlled the game. Defensively we were really good and in attack we executed some penalty corners and executed some field goals," he said.
It was a contrast to their last encounter, with Farmilo commenting after the five goal win that he wanted to see a more complete performance from his side in the coming weeks.
On Sunday they scored their first goal just under 10 minutes in, and followed up with a second a couple of minutes later. Something that Workies have the ability to do better than any side in the competition, Farmilo said it took a bit of the wind out of Souths' sails.
From there they really dominated at both ends of the pitch.
Farmilo felt that was what enabled them to get on top of Souths.
"I think the midfield was pretty balanced," he said.
"Our defence and our attack was just dominant."
Hazell's ability to flick the ball from 16 and 16 was also pivotal. It took away the option for Souths to press and allowed them to put Souths' under the pump.
"We did create some turnovers from that," Farmilo said.
Along with Isaac, who was "pretty efficient in front of goals" he thought Blake Abra and Lachy Butler also had really strong games.
"Lachy ran some good angles and opened up the field well," he said.
Farmilo said to score another big win over their nearest rivals was a confidence boost but spoke about not getting complacent.
"That's the big key," he said.
"We've got to back it up this week and maintain our lead."
The win pushed them four points clear of Souths with four games remaining.
Workies 9 (Isaac Farmilo 6, Toby Climpson 2, Ehren Hazell, Nick Chaffey gls) d South United 2 (Jarrod McCluand, Nick O'Connor gls).