BOISDALE-BRIAGLONG continued on its winning way with a victory over Lakes Entrance to make it five straight to start the East Gippland football season.
The Bombers were rarely challenged after half time, as they skipped away to a 75 point win.
Lakes Entrance’s only quarter of promise was the second, where it was able to go into the main break only 16 points adrift.
Boisdale-Briagolong welcomed some handy inclusions into its lineup, including Hayden Burgiel, who kicked four goals.
Dan Stubbe and Nic Campbell also performed well for the Bombers, along with Matt Simmonds and Nick Marshall.
Lakes Entrance coach James Gibbs was best-on-ground for the losers for the second consecutive week, and found other contributions from Fraser Dostine and Tom Smith, who kicked two goals.
PAYNESVILLE had a confidence-boosting win over Wy Yung in round five.
Having talked up their prospects in the lead up to the game, the Gulls got home by six points against an inaccurate Tigers outfit.
Three first quarter goals began the match on a positive note for Paynesville, before Wy Yung were able to take control in the second and go into the half time break with a four point lead.
Paynesville hit back in the third, kicking four goals to regain the lead at the last change.
A frenetic final term had spectators on the edge of their seats, as both teams kicked two goals for the quarter – Paynesville holding on to claim victory.
Wy Yung was made to rue missed opportunities inside 50, especially in the opening term when it had one less scoring shot but could only manage five behinds.
Alex McLaren, Ash Pescod and Jessie Pescod were again Paynesville’s best players, whilst Wy Yung found good contributions from Chris Wheeler, David Waddell and Shaun Mooney.
LINDENOW continued on an unbeaten season with victory over Lucknow.
The Cats controlled early stages of the match, but were let down by poor kicking in front of goal.
Lucknow got going in the second quarter, and went into the halftime break with the match delicately poised with Lindenow leading by five points.
Four third quarter goals to Lindenow gave the Cats enough breathing space for the rest of the match, as the Magpies could only manage two goals after the main break to see them fall 47 points short in the finish.
Lachlan Dumaresq kicked five goals for Lindeow to be named in the best, along with Matt Whitelaw and Luke Dyer.
Lucknow found honest efforts from Tim Keyte, Khai Collins and Luke Belfrage.
STRATFORD returned to the winners list, easily accounting for Orbost-Snowy Rovers.
After a couple of worrying performances, the Swans put to bed any doubts they were suffering a premiership hangover, to cruise to an 84 point victory.
With the game basically over midway through the third quarter, all eyes turned to Stratford forward Haydn Erfurth as he closed in on a 10 goal haul.
In the finish, Erfurth got his 10 to be best on ground and take outright top spot on the league goal kicking table.
Others to perform well for Stratford were Nathan Pollard, who also impacted the scoreboard with four, and Jackson Cottrell.
Best for the Rovers were Mitchell Eaton, Quinn Christy and Hamish Nettleton.