VIOLET Town vindicated its position as a worthy Kyabram District League’s ladder leader in disposing of reigning premier Nagambie in merciless fashion in last Saturday’s sixth round.
That was the talking point for league observers along with Rob Osborne’s 17 goal haul against cellar dweller Undera.
The Towners hit the ground running and never took the foot off as it disposed of Nagambie by a gobsmacking 90-points.
The Lakers defence was in tatters as Rob Staff bagged seven goals and Chris Burtin six for the Towners.
Inspired by the efforts of Nate Trotter, Lachy Morrison and John Woodcroft, the Towners embarrassed the Lakers, who slipped from second to third with the loss.
Martin Shadbolt, Ben Hutton and Ben Robinson tried hard for the Lakers with little support.
Tallygaroopna put a huge dent in Murchison-Toolamba’s finals aspirations and moved into second place on the ladder with a decisive 47 point win in the game at Tally.
The home side had a scoreboard edge in every quarter and should have won by more only for inaccurate goal kicking in the second half.
Tally meets Nagambie at Nagambie this Saturday with second place the prize.
Strangely enough, Murchison-Toolamba moved from eighth to seventh on the ladder despite the loss to Tally and now share the same premiership points as sixth-placed Lancaster. But the Wombats also have percentage worth four premiership points.
Lancaster meets Longwood this Saturday and Murchison-Toolamba has the bye so the Wombats can build further on that percentage advantage.
Big Rushworth forward Rob Osborne kicked his side to their third win for the season with a 17 goal haul against Undera to take his tally for the season to 90 goals in thirteen games — an average of over six a game.
Tom Clarke, Shayne Lynch, Jarvis Waasdorp and Billy Wall were all prominent for the Tigers while Nathan Frizzell, Aaron Maidment, Aaron Cordy and John Valentin battled to the bitter end for the struggling Undera.
If Merrigum’s finals hopes weren’t shot the previous week when it was licked by Nagambie they are now after a loss to fifth placed Avenel on Saturday.
The Bulldogs were held to just four goals while the Swans banged through 21 to continue to loom large over the coming finals series.
Chris Burton with six goals and Cael McCarthy with five finished off what Mick Morgan, Matt Thomas and Matt Hurley had started.
Jack Sinclair, Austin Bizzotto and Liam Cross tried hard for the losers.
Girgarre notched its fifth win for the season and short-circuited Longwood’s bid for a history making hat-trick of wins with a decisive 68-point victory.
The Roos were always in command with Ash Hughes, Jake Phyland and Jackson Neville, who booted five goals, and Matt Bartlett starring for the visitors.
Brayden Kearns with four goals and Matt Hunter were Longwood’s best.