A second quarter blitz by Carey Park set up a 49-point win over cross-town rivals South Bunbury at Kelly Park, on Sunday.
The Panthers were never headed in the 19.15-129 to 11.14-80 win, which was their fifth victory in their past seven matches.
The Panthers piled on seven goals to four in free-flowing second term which ended with the scoreboard showing the home side ahead by 34 points.
Forward Matthew Martin and goal sneak Jason Winwood booted five of the seven between them – three and two respectively – in an absorbing quarter.
The highlight of the term came early when Carey Park vice-captain Jake O’Mara stole the ball from the centre square and kicked long to Martin who goaled.
It was a slick sequence that involved just a ruck tap, a burst of speed by O’Mara and a long raking kick to Martin deep inside the forward line.
The set play took barely five seconds.
South Bunbury hit back late in the term with four goals but their resistance was crushed in the second half by a professional Panthers outfit.
The story of the day was Carey Park’s ability to spread from the contests and deliver long into the forward line.
Liam McGuire had a field day throughout the midfield.
The eye-catching number 17 was easily the most influential player on the ground, winning the hard ball and breaking the lines with long, direct kicks.
McGuire found good support from ruckman Michael Robinson, David Roche and O’Mara.
For the Tigers ruckman Chris Andrew recovered from a nasty collision in the first halfway to be among the best on the day.
Aug Marg River v Busselton (Gloucester Park).
Harvey Bulls v Eaton Boomers (Harvey).
Bunbury v Harv Brun Lesch (Payne Park).
Donnybrook v Carey Park (VC Mitchell Park).
South Bunbury v Collie Eagles (Hands Oval).