HEYFIELD brought Sale City’s dream run to an end on Saturday, becoming the first team to hand the Bulldogs defeat in North Gippsland football season 2019, 13.11 (89) to 11.10 (76).
In a seesawing game, the Roos burst out of the blocks to lead by 19 points at the first change and 16 at half-time, before the Dogs mounted a comeback and scored five goals to clinch a two-point lead at the last break.
The visitors rose to the occasion in volatile territory in the final term, scoring four goals to Sale City’s two to run out with an impressive seven-point win.
Joel Dinsdale and Trent Anderson each scored two goals for the winners.
Among the best for Heyfield in the win were Jack Woodland, Nick Dowse and Brad Berry.
LADDER-LEADER Churchill continued its unbeaten run, strengthening its stranglehold on the competition with a 10.12 (72) to 9.7 (61) win over Rosedale in round six.
The Cougars trailed by five points at the first change but shook their slow start to kick into gear in the second, holding the Blues scoreless, while adding four goals to overturn the deficit and lead by 21 points at half-time.
The buffer was cut back to 10 points at the last change, but was enough for the visitors to hold on.
Brendan Holt proved the difference for the Cougars and finished with four goals while singles went to six others.
Adam Diamond and Brandon McDonald kicked three goals each for Rosedale in the loss.
Among the best for the Cougars were playing coach Chris Williams, Nathan McRare and Lucas Towns.
WOODSIDE has shaken off an early season hoodoo and found its first win for the year at the expense of Cowwarr on Saturday, 12.6 (78) to 5.10 (50).
The Wildcats got the upper hand in the first term and led by two goals at the first change, before extending their lead to 17 points at half-time.
The Saints had their fair share of the ball in the third term but errant kicking on goal with four behinds and no majors allowed Woodside to set up a 39-point buffer at the last break.
Ryan Foat was the difference on goal for the Wildcats in their first win for the season with three goals while Cam Whiteoak, Daniel Missen and Gavin Stevenson all kicked two each.
Shane Morgan scored two for Cowwarr while singles went to three others.
GORMANDALE’S horror run continued in round six – this time at the hands of defending premier Yarram, which steamed home to deal the Tigers another defeat of more than 100 points, 29.16 (190) to 2.1 (13).
The bulk of the damage was done in the second quarter for Gormandale, as the reigning champions added 10 goals to lead by 91 points at half-time.
The Tigers were held scoreless in the second half and the Demons drove the boots in, adding another 13 goals to romp home with a percentage-boosting win.
Jake McFarland enjoyed the spoils and finished with six goals, Dan Vardy five, Jarryd Swift and Zach Richards four.
Louis Rodaughan, Griffin Underwood, Chris Bruns and Keifer Sutherland also got in on the action and kicked two each.
TRARALGON-TYERS United was never bothered during its round six clash with Glengarry, storming home to win on Saturday, 18.19 (127) to 6.5 (41).
The seeds were sown early for the Magpies, as they failed to find the scoreboard in the first quarter, while the Bombers kicked five majors to lead by 32 points at the first change.
The visitors were let back in during the second quarter as TTU squandered opportunities up forward, converting just one goal from nine second quarter scoring shots.
The Bombers rediscovered their mojo in the third and added six goals to stretch the lead to 54 points at the last change.
Jye Neilson enjoyed a standout game for the Bombers and booted four goals to feature among the best on ground for the day.
Hayden Willaton also proved a handful for Glengarry with three goals while Jacob Albanese, Ricky Cochrane, Zach Kilgower and Guy Sinclair all joined the party with two apiece.
For Glengarry, Colby Schmidt was the only multiple goal scorer with two while four others scored singles.