TEAMS will need to be well armed to outgun Airport West in a shoot-out.
West Coburg got an early jump on the Eagles in Essendon District Football League division 1 on Saturday but was overrun emphatically by 65 points at Hansen Reserve.
Airport West played like a team with a point to prove after losing to Hadfield the week before and inflicted West Coburg's first loss of the season, 24.23 (167) to 16.6 (102).
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The match was billed as winner-takes-all in the premiership favouritism stakes.
However, Glenroy's enormous percentage means it tops the ladder with 4-1, 311 per cent from Airport West (4-1, 194) and West Coburg (4-1, 130).
The reality for West Coburg is that the margin could have been anything, with Airport West peppering the target with 24 scoring shots to 10 after half-time.
Clayton Rogers' goal one minute into the third term changed the tone of the game.
The Eagles took control of the centre square and reaped the rewards in the forward half with a run of five goals to one.
Jesse McVeigh kicked two goals in five minutes and when Trent Rogers goaled at the 23-minute mark the margin was 62 points.
The last quarter descended into potshots at goal from Airport West, kicking 4.7 from countless chances to make the margin bigger.
Agresta finished with five goals, Clayton Rogers three and Daniel Harris three in a stellar midfield display. Hudson kicked three to be West Coburg's best while Rabee Haouchar was a prolific possession earner.
"We had the scoring end at quarter-time, and sides the last couple of weeks have jumped us," Eagles coach Adam Contessa said.
"Hadfield kicked four before we answered, today [West Coburg] had two in two minutes. We've got to knuckle down so that doesn't happen.
"Today I thought we burrowed in first and had support around there as well. Our tackle count was 71 as well and last week it was 30-odd. Against these sides you need to tackle well."
West Coburg coach Neil Taylor said key indicators like tackling, contested possessions and shepherds were all down on the standards the team set.
"We lost structure and got undisciplined, started arguing with each other," he said.
"We were away from our system and we've got to get back to that discipline.
"In the past weeks we've moved it to the right person, the best options, but today it was sideways, backwards, the wrong options all the time."
Elsewhere, Glenroy moved to the top of the ladder on the back of a merciless 335-point win against Jacana, led by coach Lance Whitnall's bag of 17 goals.
At Willowbrook Reserve, forward duo Balraj Singh and Nathan Ohlsen combined for eight goals as Westmeadows fought to a 10-point win against Tullamarine.
In Premier, Greenvale kicked away from Doutta Stars to win by 73 points in spite of losing Travis Jorgensen early in the game injured, while Craigieburn is the last remaining winless team after it lost to Oak Park and Avondale Heights chalked up a first win by over-running Keilor.