Not even constant rain could dampen the Lions’ spirits on Saturday when they notched up their fourth straight win to put them five wins and two losses this VFL season.
The Lions battled wet and challenging conditions at Burpengary to hold on for a two-point win over Williamstown.
Rhys Mathieson was a ball magnet for the Lions, racking up more than 30 touches for the fifth time this season.
Proving a key figure for the Lions in the difficult conditions, Mathieson gathered 31 disposals, 15 clearances and six tackles.
Pacey midfielder Tom Berry was also prolific in the win, gathering 26 possessions and 12 tackles.
Blake Coleman booted a critical three goals in the forward line in yet another solid performance from the 19-year-old.
Development players Tahj Abberley and Toby Triffett also stood tall for the Lions, contributing across the afternoon and kicking a goal apiece.
Reflecting on the win, VFL Head Coach Mitch Hahn said it was a tough win in even tougher conditions.
"It was a really good win in some very tough conditions," he said.
"We had some challenges through the week with a few guys crook and some late changes, so the lads ability to adapt was great.
"Our more senior AFL listed players really stood up. Guys like Matho (Rhys Mathieson), Bez, (Tom Berry), Jimmy Madden and Mitch Cox were heavily assisted from our development players like Tahj Abberley, Toby Triffett and Will Fletcher."
Hahn was complimentary of the development players, who held their own against experienced Williamstown bodies.
"To go in with 11 listed and 11 non-listed players really shows the work the club has done in recruiting quality players to assist our first and second year players to be more competitive."
The win puts the Lions in sixth on the VFL ladder as they near the halfway point of the season.
They face competition heavyweights Southport on the Gold Coast in this Saturday’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
Best: Mathieson, T. Berry, Madden, Cox, Coleman, Triffett
Goals: Coleman x2, Abberley, P. McCarthy, H. Smith, Triffett