LINDENOW remains on top of the table at the end of East Gippsland football’s split round 15.
The Cats were rarely trouble as they defeated Orbost-Snowy Rovers 20.15 (135) to 13.7 (85) on Saturday.
Despite the loss, the Blues should be happy with their current ladder position, sitting in fourth place with finals hopes intact.
Best-on-ground Justin Blair kicked six goals for Lindenow, while Curtley Nettleton was best for the visitors with his seven goals.
PAYNESVILLE pulled ahead of rival Lakes Entrance after thumping the Seagulls 14.16 (100) to 8.10 (58).
A six-goal to three second quarter gave the visitors the advantage, earning themselves a 20-point lead at half-time, before sinking the boot in at the end.
Darcy Grandy was best for Lakes, while Jordan Sabell led the way for Paynesville.
The Gulls’ Mathew Davidson kicked three goals to extend his tally to 49 for the season, five ahead of Lucknow’s Shaun Ryan.