Bruthen have sewn up the minor premiership with an emphatic win over Buchan.
The Bulldogs stamped their authority on the game from the get-go, leading by 38 points at 1/4 time and 45 points at half time.
The visitors then slammed on 16 goals to 4 after the main break to run away 141 point victors.
Bruthen had a spread of multiple goal kickers, with Matt Davey leading the way with 8 of his own. Ben Murphy was named best-on-ground, who also kicked 4.
For Buchan, Justin Hunt kicked 4 of his team’s 7 goals, while Kyle McKenzie was named best for his side.
In next weekend’s last round before finals begin, Buchan will look to get their second win of the year against Swan Reach, while Bruthen will look to boot Lindenow South out of the top two.Gippsland Footy admin
Lindenow South has overcome a quarter-time deficit to secure an important 10 point win over Swifts Creek.
The Swampies found themselves 11 points in arrears at the first break, but responded in the second quarter kicking 5 goals to 1 to be up by a goal at half time. The Demons will rue their poor conversion in front of goal, as they kicked 1.7 in the second term to give up their quarter time lead.
The second half would remain tight, but the home side kept the visitors at bay, finishing with a hard fought win.
The victory makes the Swampies best placed to finish 2nd on the ladder, a game clear of both Swifts Creek and Omeo-Benambra with superior percentage.
Ryan Lovegrove-Hudson, Ben Lawrence and Max Solomon all kicked 3 goals, while Jack Driesen was named his side's best player.
For Swifts Creek, Nathan Fehst and Jesse Hack also kicked 3 each, while Brodie Cameron was named his side's best player.
In next weekend's last round before finals, Lindenow South will look to secure a top 2 finish with a win over top placed Bruthen, while Swifts Creek will battle Omeo-Benambra for 3rd and 4th spot respectively.Gippsland Footy admin
Omeo-Benambra made short work of Swan Reach, with an important percentage boosting win.
The Swans struggled to be competitive, with their 2 goals all kicked in the first half.
The Alpine Ranges best work came in the last term when they piled on 14.5 to rub salt in the wound.
Brandon Betts had a day out for OB, kicking 9 goals and being named best-on-ground.
For Swan Reach, Wayne Hayes kicked both of their goals, while Josh Cormack battled hard all day.
In next weekend's last round before finals, Omeo-Benambra will take on Swifts Creek in a game that will decide who finishes 3rd and 4th. Omeo-Benambra have a small chance to finish 2nd they beat the Demons convincingly and if Bruthen defeat Lindenow South by a fair margin as well.
Swan Reach will look to avoid the wooden spoon for a second straight season by repeating their Round 5 effort which saw them defeat Buchan.Gippsland Footy admin
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