In a normal game of Australian rules football, two teams compete against each other.
On Saturday, there were three. Not only were the Orange Tigers and Dubbo Demons competing against each other, they had to do battle while competing against an even bigger foe: the weather.
Mid-way through the game the AFL Central West cancelled all games for the rest of the day because conditions - which in Orange were two degrees, biting winds and a hideous combination of snow, hail and sleet - were so bad.
While all other games on Saturday were cancelled, the two sides played on.
It was quite possibly the least attractive game of Australian rules football every played - in mud and driving rain and snow and everything mother nature could throw at the Demons and Tigers, the ball spent more time on the ground at the bottom of packs than it did in players' hands.
The two sides - in constant battle with the third, bigger element - relished it.
Dubbo skipper Emily Warner led the way for the Demons in their 2-6-18 to 1-4-10 win under conditions as un-Dubbo-like as possible
"They were such tough conditions but the girls dug deep and it was a pretty important win," Warner said.
"We've had tough games this year but that's next level.
"Looking at the forecast it was never going to be good, so for everyone to make the effort and travel down here was good."
Warner nominated Alicia Clark and Azara Regan as stand-out performers, while Eloise Hiller-Stanbrook played well in the ruck, while for the Tigers Erin Naden looked like she was playing in different conditions to everyone else.
When it came down to ground level though, the game became a battle of attrition - one the Demons won.
Warner said it was a character-building win under the worse conditions she'd ever played in, with the Demons losing players before and during the clash, finishing with just 15 on the field.
"We showed a heap of resilience with that win," Warner said.
The two sides were level with four scoring shots at the main break, but the Demons had two goals and two behinds to their name to the Tigers' four points.
The hosts added a major in the third through Emma Clark, but as the ball got heavier and legs tired, the Demons were able to hold on to an eight-point victory.
Tigers skipper Jem Neuman she "couldn't begin" to describe what it was like to play in the conditions on Saturday.
"We had the four season with rain, wind, hail, sun and snow ... I'm so proud of the girls for getting on the field," she said.
"Dubbo came over expecting a whitewash and we were in it the whole game."
Neuman said Sal Heading and Sal Davidson were standouts while Laura Bennett again was a shining light for the side, but said the whole side pulled their weight on the field.
"No-one complained, once we got out there and committed to playing and getting wet and muddy we did. It was really character building and I'm looking forward to building on that in the next few weeks.
- DUBBO DEMONS 2-6-18 (Lauren Hazell, Alicia Clark 1 goal) def ORANGE TIGERS 1-4-10 (Emma Clark 1 goal)