HEYFIELD moved a game clear of Sale City on top of the North Gippsland football ladder.
The Kangaroos defeated the reigning premiers a second time this season, winning the second grand final rematch by 19 points at Heyfield on Saturday.
The Kangaroos won 15.8 (98) to 11.13 (79), with their better kicking for goal a telling factor in the result. It was the Bulldogs' first loss since that round one defeat to Heyfield, ending an eight-game winning streak.
The Kangaroos got the jump on the Bulldogs, kicking five goals to two in the first quarter to lead by 20 points.
The Bulldogs fought back in the second, booting four goals to one to head into the sheds for half-time level on the scoreboard.
Leading by 10 points late in the third term, the Kangaroos kicked three goals to take a 26-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs out-scored the home side in the final quarter, but could only take three points off the deficit.
Nic Campbell stood-out for the Kangaroos, kicking four goals, while Jordan Stubbe booted three.
Nic Dowse provided drive off half-back, combining well with midfielders Jack Woodland and Jackson Garrett.
Bohdi Walker kicked four goals for the Bulldogs, with Tom Wilson and Josh Tollner also prominent for the visitors.
THIRD-placed Yarram is level on points with Sale City on the ladder following its 114-point thumping of Traralgon-Tyers United.
The Demons were never troubled by the Bombers. After leading by 51 points at half-time, the visitors kicked 14 goals to four in the second half to win 25.12 (162) to 6.12 (48).
Best-on-ground Corbin Sutherland kicked eight goals, taking his season tally to a league-leading 44. Jarryd and Josh Swift kicked five each.
With their percentage taking a hit, the eighth-placed Bombers are three wins outside the top five.
ROSEDALE came close to posting a second consecutive victory.
The Blues led Woodside at half-time, but the visitors lifted after the break to win by eight points, 12.13 (85) to 11.11 (77) to retain their hold on fifth place.
The Wildcats turned a 10-point half-time deficit into a 10-point lead at three-quarter-time. The ninth-placed Blues edged the Wildcats in the final term, kicked four goals straight to 3.4, but it wasn't enough.
Todd Bryant was the Wildcats' best player, with Shannon Edwards and Alex Policha kicking goals each.
Jack Tatterson kicked five majors for the Blues, with Dale Fleming their best performer.
COWWARR defeated Gormandale by 90 points.
Leading by 29 points at half-time, the Saints added 13 goals to four to win 23.18 (156) to 10.6 (66) at home.
With Pat Tainsh best-on-ground, Shan Morgan kicked six goals for the Saints and Jack Heiser four.
CHURCHILL was too good at home for Glengarry, winning by 69 points.
The Cougars won 19.25 (139) to 10.10 (70), with Ben Kearns kicking six goals and Travis Brighton best-on-ground.
Chris Wangman kicked four goals for the Magpies.