An injury-ridden afternoon for Old Scotch saw them topple to a hungry St Pats side at the NTCA Ground on Saturday.
The top-of-the-table Thistles 6.11 (47) were undone by the Saints 12.5 (77) who got started hot and never looked back.
St Pats' Alex Russell booted the first goal for his team, with his ability to feed the ball to inside 50 allowing the side to get to a 28-point lead at the first siren.
Injuries for the Collegians began to pile up in the second, including key mid-forward Jonty Swallow who appeared to take a nasty hit to his collarbone.
Further injuries to Alex McKenzie, Michael Murfet and Will Harper meant Scotch entered the second half down about 20 points and an entire interchange.
An exhausted Scotch side continued to miss chances inside their 50, while the cruisey Saints forward-line continued to make goals from every angle.
Ultimately, it proved too insurmountable for the home team, who suffered their first loss of the season.
Meanwhile, second-placed Lilydale gained ground, trouncing Evandale 27.9 (171) to 5.4 (34).
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Sonny Whiting did his usual thing, booting 11 goals in his side's victory.
Lilydale's Billy Tuckerman and Matthew Mckinnon also did their bit scoring three goals apiece.
Jay Schulz led the Old Launcestonians to a routing of their own against Meander Valley, cruising to a 10.11 (71) to 0.8 (8) win.
The former Tiger and Power forward notched three goals for his new team, as did William Archer.
Bridport found themselves out-matched by a hungry East Coast Swans side, who flew through the sixth-placed team 15.14 (104) to 7.7 (49).
It was a scoring bonanza for the Swans, with goals spread among nine players and Nicholas Child leading the lot with four.
Bridport's Matthew Taylor did what he could for his side, scoring four of his team's seven.
Perth found their first win of the season in style, crushing University of Tasmania 24.16 (160) to 2.8 (20).
Similar to the Swans, Magpies players saw no shortage in goals, with James Newsum leading the scoring with six goals.