Despite having to fight through red cards and a score reset, the Manjimup Tigers dominated the Kojonup Cougars by 65 points in their round-one match of the 2021 Lower South West Football League season. The Tigers hosted the Cougars at Rea Park on Saturday afternoon and got off to a hot start scoring 22 unanswered points. However, a number of heated contests led to a brawl in the first term which saw a number of players reported for striking, leaving the Tigers two players down for the remainder of the game. As the second quarter was under way, the umpires stopped the game and called both sides to line-up in the middle of the ground as the Tigers had too many players on the field. The Tigers were penalised with a score reset for the quarter which erased one of their goals, but it seemed to only spur the home side on as they kicked another six majors to Kojonup’s one, leading 60-8 at half-time. Manjimup seemed to go up another gear in the second half looking much cleaner around the ground, with the Cougars unable to get much reward for their possessions. The Tigers booted another six goals in the third term, led by Lyndon Muir and Tim Ioannou up forward, who both finished with four for the match, while Kojonup managed only one. The Cougars received some compensation in the final term as they scored three goals, while Manjimup kicked only two behinds, but it was too little too late as the Tigers finished on top 100-35. Manjimup will now travel to Boyup Brook on Saturday while the Cougars head to Bridgetown.