Blake Slater and Ben Kearns combined for nine goals to lead Churchill to the win over Cowwarr on Saturday, 15.9 (99) to 10.11 (71).
The first quarter was a high-scoring affair and the Cougars found themselves five points in front with six goals to Cowwarr’s five.
The Saints were stifled and held goalless in the second term by some impressive Churchill defence while the Cougars’ forwards added another four goals to extend the side’s lead to 26 points at half-time.
Another four goals and three behinds to the Saints’ three goals and three behinds had the margin at 31 points at the last change.
Churchill had chances to blow the game out of the water in the final term but managed just one goal from seven scoring shots to restrict the damage to 28 points.
Slater finished with five goals and Kearns with four for the Cougars while Noah Deubel kicked two and singles went to four others.
Nick Wozniak, Shane Morgan and James Chalmers kicked two each for Cowwarr.
In the second blowout of round 14, Yarram made a meal of Glengarry on Saturday, 33.17 (215) to 6.5 (41).
The defending premiers wasted no time stamping their authority on the game and enjoyed a 10-goal first term to lead by 64 points at the first change.
The lead blew out past the 100-point mark by half-time before an astonishing 11-goal term from the Demons pushed the margin to 174 points at the last change.
The Magpies came home with four goals and two behinds in the last quarter to draw the term and keep the damage at 174 points.
Jack Moore kicked seven goals for Yarram in the win, Jake Mcfarland kicked five, Louis Rodaughan four and Dan Vardy and Griffin Underwood three each.
Tyler Chisholm, Matt Scholz and Kelly Griffiths also got in on the action and scored two goals each.
Sale City boosted its percentage with a 206-point belting of Gormandale.
With percentage possibly determining their finals fate, the Bulldogs returned home with a 34.15 (219) to 1.7 (13) victory.
The Bulldogs had 10 players kick goals, led by Bohdi Walker with 11, Kerrod Macgregor-Davies five, Jacob Schuback and Nick Grainger four each, and Josh Tollner three.
Kodie Owen kicked Gormandale's only goal in the first quarter, during which the Bulldogs booted seven majors.
By half-time, City led by 88 points, before booting 19 unanswered goals in the second half.
City midfielders Schuback, Tollner and Ben Chivers had the ball on a string, helped by Elliot Hunt's work in the ruck.
Tom Bowman led a defence which didn't give the Tigers much room to move.
Traralgon-Tyers United bridged the gap between themselves and Rosedale on the ladder with a win in round 14 action at the weekend, 9.6 (60) to 6.15 (51).
The Blues' goal-kicking woes started early in the piece, their three behinds in the first term to the Bombers' three goals and three behinds leaving them 18 points in the red at quarter-time.
TTU added just the one straight goal in the second term but it was enough to maintain the lead which was brought back to nine points.
Fifteen points down heading into the last term, the Blues squandered opportunities in front of goal with two goals and seven behinds to let the Bombers run out nine-point winners.
Michael Duncan kicked three goals for TTU in the win while Hayden Willaton and Tim Aitken kicked two each and singles went to Jacob Albanese and Jack Brown.
Among the best were Zach Kilgower, Ben White and Guy Sinclair.
Heyfield won at Woodside by 42 points, 10.12 (72) to 4.6 (30).
Leading by three points at quarter-time, the Kangaroos took the Wildcats out of the contest during the second term, kicking four unanswered goals to lead by 33 points at half-time.
That proved to be the difference, as the Kangaroos kicked four goals to the Wildcats three in the second half.
Nick Woodland kicked five goals for the Kangaroos, while Jesse Beddgood booted two in his 150th senior game for the club.
Scott Anderson continued his stellar run of form at full back, alongside Brad Berry, and Brayden Woodland. Bailey Escreet and Jack Woodland performed well in the midfield.
Frazer Ryan and Ryan Foat were Woodside's best players.
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Rosedale v TTU, Cowwarr v Churchill and Glengarry v Yarram match reviews published by Latrobe Valley Express. To view original article in full online click here.
Gormandale v Sale City and Woodside v Heyfield match reviews written by David Braithwaite reporting for Gippsland Times. To view original article in full online click here.