It was one of the final actions in Orange Tigers' men's side's thumping AFL Central West win over Parkes, but it also summed the game up in a nutshell.
Panthers midfielder Brett Tucker, head and shoulder his side's best and possibly best afield, streamed out of a centre clearance, unable to find a target to kick to and running into Tigers defender Joel Crosswell in one of the biggest collisions of the Tigers' season.
The siren sounded seconds later, handing the Tigers a 20.25.145 - 2.4.16 win, but Crosswell's act epitomised the game - the Tigers' relentless pressure and attack on the footy and Parkes' inability to find a target or a way forward.
I think we put on one of our best performances of the year and it shows on the scoreboard.Tigers' gun Joel Crosswell
With only 18 players - and only 16 fit men by the final siren - the Panthers were always up against it, having lost player-coach Aaron Halls earlier in the week and forced to play several blokes lining up for their first game in the code.
While the first 10 minutes of the clash were a tight tussle, but a long shot from co-captain Mick Evans kicked the Tigers into gear, finishing with four in the first quarter despite the best efforts of Nick Baird, Branden Clinton, and Tucker.
But after the Panthers lost two men in the second quarter and despite two goals coming off the boot of Tucker in the third quarter, it just got uglier.
The Tigers slammed on 25 scoring shots and 12 goals in the second half, eight of those in the final quarter.
Tigers coach Dale Hunter threw the magnets around, throwing defenders forward with Callan Hunt, Joel Crosswell, Pavel Melnichuk, Nate Romeo all recording goals to their names.
Thirteen of the Tigers' 26 hit the scoresheet, and Crosswell, who kicked two after being thrown forward in the final quarter, said it was a "good effort" after nearly a month since their last game.
"I think we put on one of our best performances of the year and it shows on the scoreboard," he said.
He also enjoyed the chance to hit the scoreboard, but was also glad to keep the visitors to just the two goals.
"It was a good luxury to have for Croc (coach Dale Hunter) to be able to swing it around and let us go forward a little bit."
"We once again fielded a strong back six and rotated guys off the bench and showed our depth, good to have a lot of good backmen we can rely on every week."
The win lifts the Tigers to first on the ladder, but the side was already looking forward to clashes with Bathurst sides in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the Tigers' women also recorded a strong win, with a two-goal showing from second-gamer Karis McKerrell bolstering their 5.3.33 - 0.0.0 win.
While vice-captain Erin Naden missed with Group 10 Rugby League duties in Forbes, the Tiger's midfield stood up, with Seaanna Lindsay giving the likes of Em Lowe and Jem Neuman first use of the footy.
While Ash Kaesler's intercepting was crucial for Parkes, the side only had 12 players and Tigers' Nita Noble and Erika Lindsay both pulled on blue, white and red to make up the numbers in the 14-a-side affair.
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