INVERLOCH Kongwak have brought Garfield crashing back down to earth, with a thumping 109-point victory at home.
The Stars had been in impressive form so far this season, having won all four of their matches and playing an exciting brand of football.
But coming up against the measuring stick of the West Gippsland League was always going to be the big test.
The Sea Eagles took a quarter to get going, with the opening term being a very tight and hotly contested quarter.
Garfield even managed to be leading by a solitary point at the opening change.
However, the reigning premiers were quick to squash any thoughts of an upset, banging home six unanswered second quarter goals.
The work started at the coal face with Andy Soumilas, Corey Casey and Shem Hawking taking control of the clearances and dominating the inside ball.
This helped set up forward Tom Wyatt who had a day out for the Sea Eagles booting seven majors in a welcome return to form.
At half time their lead was 41 points and the mighty Sea Eagles were only just getting started.
A 12 goal to one second half proved to the Stars and the rest of the West Gippsland competition that the Sea Eagles mean business on their quest for back to back crowns.
Everyone was getting amongst the goals in the second half including captain Dale Lawton, ruckman Clint McCaughan and fan favourite Adam Cross.
The 70-point lead at three quarter time grew to 109 points at the final siren as the home crowd celebrated yet another win by the well-oiled machine that is the Sea Eagles senior group.
Tom Wyatt was awarded best on ground honours with his seven goals but applause must go to the midfield group of Soumilas and co. that were able to get the Sea Eagles back on track after a slow start.
Inverloch-Kongwak will now travel to Bunyip as they look to take on the struggling Bulldogs line up.
Sea Eagles soar over Stars