BOTH clubs were confronted by the worst oval conditions that either would have ever played on.
The coaches had to conduct a head count at the end to make sure that no one had been left behind in the slop.
The game was a full on scrap with the ball spending considerable time in dispute on the ground.
Mark Caccetta and Bradley Jetta were thriving in the conditions, reading the ruck knocks better than the Bullsbrook midfielders.
James Thompson battled hard against his taller opponent in Rowan Arnott.
Riley Thompson out bodied his opponent to mark strongly and goal for the Hawks.
At the first break it was Pickering Brook ahead by thirty six points.
The second quarter was a more even affair as both teams struggled with their accuracy due mainly to the slippery ball.
Six shots on goal by the Hawks only yielded one goal for the quarter, while the Saints went goalless.
The third was a more even affair with both teams kicking three goals each.
The last quarter was really going to test the stamina of all players as they were weighted down with water and mud.
Bullsbrook managed one more in the last while Pickering Brook scored seven straight points.
Final score Pickering Brook 75 to Bullsbrook 40.
This weekend is the Think Mental Health round.
Warwick Greenwood will verse Bullsbrook, Gidgegannup plays Swan View, Pickering Brook plays Mt Helena and Chidlow goes up against Mundaring.