Yarram made no mistakes as they looked to avenge for their round three loss to Cowwarr, shrugging the Saints off to record a 79-point win on Saturday, 17.19 (121) to 6.6 (42).
The defending premiers set the tone from the first bounce, peppering the score board with six goals and five behinds to lead by an ominous 32 points at quarter-time.
It was more of the same in the second term and the Demons added another five goals and three behinds to the Saints’ one goal and one behind to extend the margin to almost 10 goals.
The lead remained the same at the last change, however, Yarram put their foot to the floor in the final term with only inaccuracy on goal – four goals and nine behinds – preventing the margin from blowing out past 100 points.
Lukas Jenkins got the spoils and finished with six goals for the Demons, Jake Mcfarland kicked two and singles went to eight others.
Among the best for Yarram in the win were Griffin Underwood, Chris Bruns, Dan Vardy and Tyler Chisholm.
In a battle of the cellar-dwellers it was Glengarry who took home the premiership points at the expense of a winless Gormandale in round 12, 15.17 (107) to 10.8 (68).
The Tigers appeared in with a shot in the first term, behind by 13 points, but all hopes were quickly dashed when play resumed after the first break and Glengarry stretched their lead to 25 points at half-time.
The Magpies were afforded plenty more chances in the third and fourth quarters, however, inaccuracy on goal with six goals and 10 behinds meant the winning margin was limited to 39 points.
Layne Hetherton bagged three goals for Glengarry in the win while Jordan Symons, Tom Harris, Andrew May and Nick Quenault each scored two.
For Gormandale, their loss to Glengarry on Saturday was their first by less than 100 points this season.
Heyfield challenged Churchill, but missed opportunities hurt its chances of toppling the North Gippsland football ladder leader on Saturday.
The Kangaroos turned an 18-point half-time deficit into an eight-point three-quarter-time lead, but the Cougars kicked four unanswered goals in the final term to win 11.9 (75) to 8.15 (63).
The home team's cause was not helped when it kicked six behinds in the final quarter.
The Kangaroos were made to play catch-up after the Cougars kicked four goals to one in the first term, before both sides booted two during the second.
The momentum was with Heyfield when it kicked five goals to one during the third quarter, but couldn't capitalise on that form during the final term.
Heyfield full back Scott Anderson was again strong under pressure.
Adam Wallace, Adrian Cox and Jack Woodland were instrumental in the Kangaroos' comeback in the midfield.
Mat Rodaughan performed well across half-forward, while Charlie Driffield and Kodie Woodland each kicked two goals.
Noah Deubel and Dean Degroot were Churchill's best players, with Chris Williams, Leigh McDonald and Ben Kearns each kicking two goals.
Rosedale strengthened its hold on third place with a 34-point win over Sale City.
The Blues notched their sixth win in a row, defeating the Bulldogs 12.9 (81) to 6.11 (47) at home.
The Blues led by 14 points at half-time before adding five goals to two in the third term to lead by 32 points at the final change of ends. The Bulldogs were unable to make inroads into the deficit in the final term, as the home side added three goals to two.
Brandon McDonald kicked six goals for the Blues. McDonald has kicked 30 goals in his past five matches.
Brad Scott stood out at centre half-back, while Adam Diamond was also good in defence.
Jake Pawley's work in the ruck helped get the ball to the likes of Rohan Diamond, who was strong in the midfield.
Forward Matt Royal tested the City defence, while Alex Whitehill created play from the wing.
Josh Barton, Troy Carstairs and Tom Bowman were the better of the Bulldogs' performers.
Following a third successive loss, the Bulldogs have fallen outside the top five.
Traralgon-Tyers United secured a clutch come-from-behind victory over Woodside on Saturday, 15.11 (101) to 13.7 (85).
The Bombers trailed by five points at the first break after an action-packed opening quarter and had fallen 13 points off the pace by half-time.
Trailing by 10 points heading into the final term, TTU came teaming home with five goals and three behinds while holding the Wildcats to one goal and one behind to snatch the win.
Hayden Willaton booted five goals for the Bombers in the win, Michael Duncan three and singles went to five others.
For Woodside, Ryan Foat kicked four, Dan Missen and Izayah Speer three each and Sam Fulton two.
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Heyfield v Churchill and Rosedale v Sale City match reviews written by David Braithwaite reporting for Gippsland Times. To view original article in full online click here.
Cowwarr v Yarram, Glengarry v Gormandale and Woodside v TTU match reviews published by Latrobe Valley Express. To view original article in full online click here.