The Inverell Saints paid tribute to late life member Kevin Pay in fitting fashion on Saturday winning the inaugural Kevin Pay Memorial Shield.
In front of the Saints' faithful and sporting special jerseys commemorating Pay's playing career with Collingwood, the under-17s, women's and men's sides won their respective fixtures against the Tamworth Roosters and Tamworth Swans to claim the spoils.
The men's clash was a close tussle all game, the home side overcoming a 10-point deficit at the final break to snatch the win 11.11 (77) to 10.12 (72).
Rhyley Thom, Kyle Payne and Joshua Desborough all kicked two goals apiece for the Saints, who outscored the Swans three goals to none in the final term.
Swans coach Paul Kelly thought they were a bit unlucky.
"We had our chances to win it in the last couple minutes," he said.
After absorbing a mountain of pressure from the Saints, Kelly said the ball was in their forward 50 for most of the quarter, they had a couple of good shots in the closing stages.
One they were only just denied, being touched, possibly off a boot.
"It was just one of those things," Kelly said.
"But I was very happy with the way we played."
"Our discipline was really good and the structures we've put into place we did most of the game."
The Saints were coming off a thrashing at the hands of Gunnedah, but Kelly was expecting a tough contest.
"It's one of the toughest road trips, to head up to Inverell. We knew they were going to be a lot stronger up there," he said.
Stephen Fairless and Josh Jones both booted three for the Swans and were among their best. Kelly thought Liam Dunn also had a really strong game for them.
The game finished almost in the dark after kicking-off later and then a delay while Swans' player Ben Berger was attended to after he was knocked out.
Kelly said he had spoken to him on Sunday and he had a bit of a headache but was otherwise fine.
Elsewhere Andrew Gray kicked five goals - half of his sides tally - as the New England Nomads accounted for the Moree Suns 10.14 (74) to 5.5 (35).