YARRAM stunned Sale City with a 13-goal to nil first half to set-up the North Gippsland football premier’s 136-point victory on Saturday.
The Demons won 24.24 (168) to 4.8 (32) at home to replace the Bulldogs in second place on the ladder. They are ahead on percentage of Heyfield, Traralgon-Tyers United and City, but trail top side Churchill by two wins.
The Bulldogs fell to fifth place, with the thumping loss taking 65 points off their percentage.
Yarram kicked 13.11 up to half-time, while the Bulldogs managed just six behinds to trail by 83 points at the main break.
City opened its account with two goals during the third term to trail by 98 points at the final change of ends, while the home side added four. The Demons booted seven goals to two in the fourth quarter to complete the demolition.
Tom Bowman, Josh Barton and Abe Schuback were the better players for a disappointing City side, while Nick Grainger kicked three of its four goals.
IN a day of big margins, the exception was at Gordon St, where Heyfield defeated Cowwarr by 16 points.
Leading by five points at three-quarter-time, the Kangaroos kicked the only goal of the final term to win 7.10 (52) to 4.12 (36).
The visiting Saints led by one point at quarter-time and four at half-time, before the Kangaroos kicked three goals to one during the third quarter. The home side kept the visitors score-less in the final term.
Both teams were inaccurate in front of goal, with the Saints a worse culprit, managing four majors from 16 scoring shots.
Jack Woodland was outstanding in the midfield, combining well with Adam Wallace and ruckman James Conway.
Brayden Woodland and Brad Berry were solid in defence, while Mark Johnston was effective at the other end of the park. Jesse Bedggood was Heyfield’s only multiple goal kicker, with two.
Ned Gowers and Pat Tainsh were Cowwarr’s best players, while Vincent Johnston kicked two goals.
The Saints have lost their past four matches to remain in seventh place on the ladder.
ROSEDALE returned from Woodside with a 98-point victory.
The 20.10 (130) to 4.8 (32) win keeps the Blues four points outside the top five.
The Blues kicked six goals in the first quarter, while keeping the Wildcats score-less. The visitors’ 40-point quarter-time lead was extended to 46 by the main break.
Rosedale continued to dominate in the second half, kicking 10 goals to one.
Captain Adam Diamond was exceptional in defence, rarely giving the Wildcats a chance.
Rohan Diamond and Jake Pawley helped the Blues control the midfield, while Frazar Brouns kicked four goals and Brandon McDonald and Matt Royal three each.
Daniel Missen was Woodside’s best player, kicking two goals.
TRARALGON-TYERS United boosted its percentage with a 143-point drubbing of Gormandale
The Bombers didn’t concede a point until the final term in their 22.18 (150) to 1.1 (7) victory.
Ricky Cochrane kicked 10 goals in a best-on-ground performance for TTU, while Guy Sinclair and Josh Segond booted three each. Chris Potalej kicked the Tigers’ only goal.
UNDEFEATED Churchill extended its lead on top of the ladder after thumping Glengarry by 113 points.
Blake Slater kicked nine goals as the Cougars won 23.26 (164) to 8.3 (51). Ben Skinner kicked five and Brendan Holt three, while Chris Williams also made a major contribution.