Omeo Benambra continued to show why it is the premiership favourite after handing the third placed Buchan a 41-point loss at Buchan.
The Ranges got the early break with a three goal opening term giving them a 12-point lead at the first break.
The second quarter belonged to the Cavemen who booted 4.1 to 3.1 to bring the deficit back to six points at half time.
Buchan continued its momentum in the third quarter where it found itself trailing by four points at the final break after kicking three goals to Omeo Benambra’s 2.4.
With the game on the line the experienced Ranges kicked away with eight last quarter goals to Buchan’s two, securing their 13th straight win of the season.
With seven goals, Damien Pedder continued his hot form for Omeo Benambra while Riley Steenholdt had plenty of the football. Tyson Siddle bagged four goals for the Cavemen while Nathan Pegler was a standout across half back and through the midfield.
Reigning premier Bruthen handed arch rival Lindenow South a 171-point loss at Lindenow South.
A bag of eight goals from Jamie Barton and Harley Kenner saw the Bulldogs cruise to their second biggest win of the season.
An 11.5 to zero opening term sealed the game for Bruthen as it led by 71 points at quarter time.
Things didn’t get any easier for the Swampies who struggled to cope with Bruthen’s intense pressure as they trailed by 98 points at half time.
The Bulldogs piled on a further 15 goals to four in the second half, sealing second position on the ladder.
Aaron Edwards was the Swampies’ best with three goals while Michael O’Keefe worked hard.
Kenner did himself no harm in in his chances to win a third consecutive league best and fairest while Robert Maisey also played well.
Swan Reach’s 67-point drubbing of Swifts Creek sealed its position inside the top four with six points separating the two sides heading into round 15.
The Swans came out of the blocks firing at Swifts Creek, booting 5.2 to the Demons’ 1.1 to open up a 25-point buffer by quarter time. Swifts Creek was held to two points in the second stanza as Swan Reach kicked away with 3.4, extending its lead to 45 points at the main break.
The Demons were in desperate need of a second half fightback if they wished to keep their finals hopes alive.
Despite Swifts Creek’s effort of 4.1 in the third term it wasn’t enough as the Swans continued to find the big sticks, ramming home 3.4 to take a 42-point lead into three quarter time.
The Swans booted a further 5.4 to 1.3 in the final stanza to seal themselves the win and their first finals position since 2016.
Peter Ritchie booted seven goals for the Swans while Richard Harrison and Chris Hood had plenty of the football.
For the Demons, Chris Webb kicked two goals while Daniel Hasler and Thomas Crellin stood out.
LADDER AFTER ROUND 14
LEADING GOAL KICKERS AFTER ROUND 14
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