The Exmouth Eagles have produced a stunning upset as they put Carnarvon Tigers to the sword to hand them their first loss since the end of 2021 in a 151-point thumping on Saturday. For the past two years, the Eagles have comfortably been second-best in the three-team competition losing to the Ramblers by more than 60 points in their last three competitive meetings including last year’s grand final. But this is a new-look Eagles side with no less than 13 different players compared with last year’s decider running out on the weekend in their 24.23 (167) to 2.4 (16). It is the first competitive loss for Ramblers since round 13 in 2021, also to the Eagles. Ramblers were without several stars with six changes from the side that crushed the Warriors in round two but they were only down 20-10 at quarter-time. They would, however, only score one more goal coming in the second quarter as Exmouth piled on seven in the second eight in the third and six in the last to run out big winners. It could have been even more if not for 23 behinds but the star was Chase Faxon with seven goals who now has 16 goals in two games after kicking nine in game one. Bailey Fisher had four goals to his name and Thomas Read two while nine others got their names on the scoresheet. One was Chase’s brother Kyle who played his 100th game an impressive effort for a comp that plays only eight rounds a year getting his goal with a kick after the final siren in a fairytale ending.