WELL it was certainly the weekend for the underdog - in the Australian Football League (AFL) and WA Football League (WAFL) top sides went down to sides in the bottom half of the ladder and in the Upper Great Southern, Williams suffered their first loss in 35 games when they were beaten by Wickepin.
In fact, Boddington was the only top four side to survive the weekend and even then it was only by two points.
Playing at home, Wickepin surprised league leaders with a very strong start which they maintained for the first half and went in at half time with a lead of eight points.
But the turning point in the game came in the third term, when Warriors unleashed some unstoppable football to kick six goals to one and led by almost seven goals turning for home.
Jamie Bolt was in good form around the goals and Rowan Astbury was using his height, pace and long kicking to advantage.
Williams outscored Wickepin in the final term but never by enough to come home winners.
Wickepin were four goals ahead when the final siren sounded and have livened up the competition with a great effort.
Bolt finished the day with five goals with experienced players in Jamie Miller, Astbury and Jolon Fleay their best all day.
Mark Gilhome was well held but still managed to kick three goals as did Gerard Medlen for Williams.
Steele Morrell worked hard in the ruck and Robert Rose battled hard to keep his side in the game.
Katanning Wanderers and Brookton/Pingelly had a lively match in Katanning with the outcome very important to both sides.
The win by Wanderers has brought them to within half a game of the top four, while the loss has put Panthers in danger of keeping their spot with two sides now only half a game below them.
Tim Fitzgerald was once again in good form up forward with six goals with Todd Hetherington, Travis Justins and Tyler Caldwell playing well for the winners; and coach Leigh McCallum the leading light up forward for his side with four goals.
Brent Pike and Ashton Gray were good four quarter players for Panthers.
Narrogin Hawks surprised Kukerin/Dumbleyung with a great first quarter effort in kicking seven goals to Cougars one and reversing Cougars usual efforts.
From then on, Hawks continued to maintain the pressure and it was only in the final term they were outscored.
Inaccurate kicking for goal didn't help Cougars and their 3.10 at half-time left them well behind Hawks 10.5 at the same stage of the game.
The loss meant that Cougars drop down from second place and Hawks are now a real danger to Panthers in the tussle for fourth place with only half a game separating them.
Out at Boddington, the home side were the only top four side to survive the weekend, but only just.
Although Wagin were behind at every change, they made Eagles work very hard for their four points.
Behind by 14 points at the first break, Wagin were able to reduce the deficit gradually each term and were only one point down going into the final term.
The first half was fairly tight with both sides having trouble getting some free flowing football as defences were holding firm.
Both midfielders were playing a bit part in the game as the ball moved around the ground between backlines.
The game opened up in the third term with Wagin booting six goals and Boddington five with the scoreboard showing just one point between them.
Both sides were eager for a win, Eagles looking to hold onto second place and Wagin trying to keep their season alive and it was a tight last quarter.
Players from both sides threw themselves into the game in an effort to secure the win for their side, and the final siren sounded with Eagles just two points in front.
While Boddington are now a game clear in second place, although Wagin have dropped down to last place, results of the other games have left them only one and a half games away from fourth.
The second half of the season should prove to be very interesting with all games being important.
Brent Davis top scored with six goals for Boddington and Dane Tulley was Wagin's main source with four.
Matt Giumelli in his third game for Boddington was their best player for the third time, and he was well supported throughout by Dwayne Beach and Joe McCormick.
Todd Richards continues with his great form to be a pickup for Wagin this season and Wagin "old hands" in Shaun Robinson and Dale Painter were in everything.
The teams are halfway through the qualifying games and with little between the fourth and eighth placed sides, the pressure is going to be on each of those sides in the second half of the season leading up to the finals.