The weather wasn't the only thing which turned sour on Saturday as the game between Swifts and Harrow-Balmoral turned into a massive blow out by quarter time.
In wet and cold conditions, the Southern Roos were there to play. A breeze assisted Harrow-Balmoral blow out the long first quarter, with a large amount of time on due to the number of goals kicked.
As the rain came down, the football didn't look like missing between the large posts for the Roos.
The Baggies found themselves 79 points behind at quarter-time - co-coach Scott Carey coached from the sidelines, a late out due to soreness.
"We got caught ball watching," Carey said. "We were almost too exuberant to the contest. We tried to tackle their blokes with two or three of our players.
"Once they got their hands out there were able to cut us to shreds."
Swifts' defender Jakob Davis came from the ground not moving at his best after receiving a corky.
The dominance didn't stop there, in the second quarter the Baggies were able to slow down the scoring shots. The margin reaching 101 as the teams went in and tried to keep warm during the break.
"I thought there were patches after that first quarter where we backed in the player who was going in for the tackle and worked on it from there," Carey said.
"Credit to Harrow-Balmoral. They put the game to bed in the first quarter and played the game how they wanted to after that.
"I did feel our work rate and pressure rose after the first - credit to the Swifts. Unless you know what it's like to get 13 goals kicked on you in one quarter you don't really know how your players or team will respond.
"I was happy with how they responded."
The Baggies were held scoreless in the third, the margin increasing to 142.
"If there was anything we would take away from the game is that if the physicality and concentration levels are up to the standard we believe it is then we can still move the ball forward and score against any team," Carey said.
"We started second-gamer Hayden Hamilton on the wing this week. After quarter time we had to make a change and moved him to centre half-back on Simon Close.
"I thought for a kid in his second game of football for the Baggies, to line up on arguably one of their best players, to do a really good job was a credit to him."
Winning by an average of 115 points for the season, Roos' coach Nick Pekin said players found their motivation to stick to the game plan with the premiership in sight.
"Out ultimate goal is a premiership and I would be dissapointed at anything less than that," he said.
"Its the motivation through all the playing groups. We all train and put in on the park like every other team.
"That's what keeps you going. It makes you keep turning up on days like today and training nights when it's wet.
"Our aim is it not only play footy with each other and enjoy it - but winning certainly makes you enjoy it.
Pekin said he feels the playing group are making the most of the opportunities, heading into finals.
"You have to take these chances. You might not get them again. In four or five years time we might be down the bottom of the ladder but for now, we're just riding the wave and keeping the momentum going," he said.
"We are a well drilled team and I feel like I have the group's attention when it comes to our game plan.
"Everyone is playing their part. There is pressure coming up from the reserves and blokes still to come back in from injury."