A late win over the Peel Cavaliers proved to be the highlight of the Avon Football Association's 2019 Landmark Country Football Championships campaign.
The side came into the carnival hoping to duplicate their heroics that captured the hearts of spectators at last year's carnival, but ultimately fell short of finding their way back to the grand final.
But it wasn't a completely forlorn championships for the Avon boys, who were able to avoid a wooden spoon finish when they toppled Peel on day two.
The game proved a prolific one for Cunderdin Football Club's Jedd Reynolds, as he helped lead the side while they engineered a stunning second half to steal the win.
Peel was in good touch in the first half booting four goals to Avon's two as they quickly dashed out to an 11-point buffer at half time.
But the second period was a fruitful one for Avon, as they kept the Cavaliers scoreless while piling up three majors of their own to nab a 4.2 (26) to 5.8 (38) win.
Reynolds booted two goals and was named best afield in the victory, while Keller/Tammin's Scott Doncon and Quairading's Ryan Maldenis were among the best.
The win was a highlight in an otherwise dim tournament for the Avon squad.
They were off to a shaky start when they were handed a hefty loss in a grand final rematch against the South West in the carnival's opening bout.
A strong performance from Nick Taylor and goals to Steve Kingi and Nathan Phillips couldn't stop the defending champions from taking a 2.3 (15) to 8.13 (61) win, and Avon were unable to bounce back in their following clash against Upper Great Southern.
Sean Olliver put in a stirring performance alongside Maldenis, but the duo weren't able to see their side over the line as the Rams ran away with a 2.1 (13) to 9.5 (59) victory.
Avon went into day two sitting on the bottom of the table, but it didn't take long for them to avoid the wooden spoon with their win over Peel.
From there they finished with another loss to grand finalists Goldfields, who would go on to lose to Upper Great Southern in decider.
Maldenis had his outstanding tournament recognised with selection into the 2019 Landmark Country Football Championships all-star team.
Avon Football Association players will now return to their local clubs as the season enters the home stretch.