A brave performance from Buchan was not enough to overcome Omeo-Benambra, with the Mountain Men running out comfortable 33 point winners.
The Cavemen stayed in touch with the Alpine Ranges, trailing by 9 points at the first break. But OB then went on to kick 6.0 to 2.6 in the 2nd term, as Buchan went into half time trailing by 27 points and likely rueing wasted opportunities in front of goal.
The visitors then kept the home side at arm’s length for the remainder of the game, kicking 7 goals to 5 in the 2nd half respectively.
Tom Buckley-Kohne was named best for Buchan and team mate Justin Hunt the goal kickers with 3.
For Omeo-Benmabra, Rohan Smith kicked 5, while Craig Hanratty was named best on ground – kicking 4 goals himself.Gippsland Footy admin
Lindenow South eventually made short work of Swan Reach, trouncing the cellar dwellers by 187 points.
Some may have been shocked as the Swans held their own in the first quarter of this game, kicking 3 goals of their own and trailing by only 12 points at the first change.
The Swampies then switched gears in the second term, kicking 8 goals to 1 for the quarter with hefty 60 point lead by half time.
Swan Reach could only muster 1.2 for the remainder of the match, as Lindenow South ran riot kicking 14 goals in the third quarter and 8 in the last.
Max Solomon was the main destroyer for the Swampies kicking a bag of 14, which takes him 3 goals clear on top of the ODFNL goal kicking table. He was also named best on ground.
For the Swans, Wayne Hayes was the only multiple goal kicker with 2, while Gary Kramme tried hard all day.
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Swifts Creek kept their top 2 hopes alive, inflicting Bruthen's second loss of the year.
The Demons jumped the ladder leaders early, going into 1/4 time with a 34 point lead. Creek maintained their ascendancy in the second quarter, kicking 4.3 to 3.4 in a relatively even quarter.
The Bulldogs will lament their poor conversion in their forward 50 in the third term as they scored 0.6 - damaging their chances to reduce the margin, while the home side could only manage the solitary behind for the third term.
The Demons then put the game to bed, kicking 3.3 to 1.3 in the last quarter to seal the game and an important win.
For Swifts Creek, Jesse Hack kicked 4, while Beau hack was awarded best-on-ground honours.
For Bruthen, Harley Kenner and Todd Mann kicked 2 each, while Rhys Kennedy was named best for his side.
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