BOISDALE-Briagolong broke into East Gippsland football’s top four after defeating Stratford 10.15 (75) to 8.10 (58) on Saturday.
Callan Egan kicked three goals in a game which had the Bombers leading from the start, with continuous pressure over a Stratford team which fought hard but was unable to pull ahead.
Owen Sim was best for Boisdale-Briagolong, while Alec Munro was best for the home side, with Rylee Jenkins kicking two majors.
WY Yung pulled off a thrilling win against Lucknow, defeating the Magpies at home 13.10 (88) to 12.8 (80).
A five-goal final term saw the Tigers rocket past Lucknow after being behind the entire game, with Brayden Mccarrey kicking five goals and Mark Sellings scoring four.
Shaun Ryan scored four majors for the Magpies to stay on top of the leading goal kickers, with Keenan Hynes their best player.
Lloyd Powell was best for the visitors.
PAYNESVILLE had a strong win over Lakes Entrance, 12.19 (91) to 4.9 (33).
The Gulls were hungrier on the day, after Lakes lost its key back in the first quarter.
Max Phillips was best for the visitors, and Brandon Sauer kicked two goals, while Damien Ashcroft was best for Paynesville, and Shane Jamieson impressed with three.
LINDENOW put in a textbook performance against Orbost-Snowy Rovers, defeating the young Blues 13.9 (87) to 4.11 (35).
The home side was kept to a single behind in the second term, and goalless in the fourth, as the Cats ran rampant.
Lachlan Dumaresq and Justin Blair kicked three goals each for Lindenow, with Morgan Davies best-on-ground, while Max Battel was the Blues’ best.