HEYFIELD moved ahead of Yarram on the North Gippsland football ladder with a narrow win at the Gordon Street Reserve.
On a day when the clubs paid their respects to indigenous culture, the Kangaroos got the job done on the scoreboard, winning 8.7 (55) to 5.12 (42).
Nick Dowse, Scott Anderson and Jack Woodland were the home side’s best performers, but Jesse Jackway’s three goals proved crucial in the low-scoring contest.
Playing coach Chris Pettitt, and leaders Griffin Underwood and Chris Bruns battled hard for Yarram.
ROSEDALE kept its finals hopes alive with a much-needed 24-point win against Cowwarr.
After three see-sawing quarters, the Blues tightened the screws in the final term to secure a 15.7 (97) to 11.7 (73) win and keep within one game of the top five.
Jack Tatterson booted four goals and Brandon McDonald and Frazar Brouns three apiece, while skipper Dale Fleming and Luke Stuckey led from the front.
Pat Tainsh and Simon Ferguson and stood tall for the Saints, while Vincent Johnston and Brad McBride finished with three goals each.
A BLISTERING final term led Traralgon-Tyers United to a 39-point win against Glengarry.
Trailing by a point at the final change, the Bombers upped the ante with six goals to none on their way to a 14.12 (96) to 8.9 (57) win.
Ricky Cochrane, Jay Neagle and Nick Albanese booted three goals each, with Brendan Chapman and Jayden Steers other notable contributors.
Usual suspects Chris Wangman, Leigh O’Mara and Ben Truin were best for Glengarry.
GORMANDALE Recreation Reserve played host to another goal-fest, as the home side continued its attack-first approach against Woodside.
The visiting Wildcats made the most of the open ground to pile on 25.12 (162) to Gormandale’s 11.16 (82).
Adrian Fazioli (seven goals) and Rob Michaelides (five) did the damage, with Tom Glenn, Aidan Fitzgerald and Cameron Whiteoak (four goals) among the other stand-outs for Woodside.
Joseph Colaciello starred with five goals for the Tigers, who were well-served by Matt Griffiths, Luke Francis and Sam Marks.