Seymour played some risky tactics but ultimately triumphed against Tatura.
The Lions gave away three 50m penalties in as many minutes of play, with two back-to-back on the quarter-time siren, allowing Tatura to move from half-back to a set shot in front of goal to go within a point at quarter-time.
Seymour seemed content to self-destruct, handing Tatura another 50m penalty within minutes of the fresh whistle.
The Bulldogs took the lead but Seymour equalised soon after.
Three consecutive goals then gave the Lions a slim advantage.
With a nine-point lead at the half-time break, the game was very much in the balance.
The lead slid back and forth as both teams battled it out, however Tatura made a brilliant start to the third quarter, kicking three goals straight to snatch the lead from the Lions.
Julian Morgan pegged two goals back for Seymour to put them back into the lead at three-quarter-time.
Goals from Ben Tarran and Max Jones blew a five-point lead out to 15 points, and the Bulldogs were unable to chase it down.
Score: Seymour 9.7 (61) d Tatura 7.4 (46)
Goals: J. Morgan 4; M. Jones, J. Zuccala, J. Anderson, M. Bradbury, B. Tarran
Best: J. Zuccala, B. Tarran, T. Clarke, J. Morgan, D. McLarty, J. Durham.
Seymour’s under-18 side couldn’t quite complete the clean sweep in the football.
Inaccurate kicking kept the Lions in the hunt despite a more dominant display by the visitors.
Hudson Kaak kicked two goals late in the first quarter to keep the pressure on Tatura but the Bulldogs continued their run with another three goals in the second.
The Lions replied with two goals to trail by 20 points at half-time.
The teams kicked a goal apiece in the third quarter, and while Seymour tried to steady the ship, it couldn’t produce the goods to overcome the Bulldogs in the final quarter.
Score: Seymour 7.4 (46) lt Tatura 9.20 (74)
Goals: H. Kaak 4; T. Davey 2; H. Jones
Best: W. Deed, S. Durham, D. Cook, D. Fisher.