SALE City ended a run of three consecutive losses by defeating Glengarry at Stephenson Park.
Bohdi Walker kicked five goals and Nick Grainger three in the 12.5 (77) to 4.4 (28) victory, which keep the Bulldogs in touch with the North Gippsland football top five.
The Bulldogs dominated early, kicking six goals to one in the first half to lead by 30 points at the main break.
The home side added three goals to one in both of the third and fourth terms to win by 49 points in a much-needed victory.
The Bulldogs were not troubled in the midfield, with Josh Tollner, Jacob Schuback, Elliot Hunt and Ben Chivers using the ball well in the wintry conditions.
Tom Bowman and Josh Barton were part of a near-impenetrable defence.
Jake Read and Ryan Chandler were the Magpies’ best players.
YARRAM kicked six goals to two in the second half to defeat Rosedale by 38 points.
The Blues missed the opportunity to bridge the gap between the second and third-placed teams on the North Gippsland football ladder on Saturday, as the Demons notched their 10th straight win with a 8.15 (63) to 4.1 (25) victory at home.
The teams were level at quarter-time, with the visitors more accurate in front of goal, booting two goals straight to the Demons’ 1.6.
The Demons edged ahead by half-time, kicking the only major to lead by seven points.
The Blues were again held goal-less during the third term, as Yarram added three to extend the margin to 30 by the final change of ends, a big lead on a wet day.
The Demons kicked three goals to two in the final quarter.
Zach Richards kicked three goals for Yarram, with Jack Weston and Louis Rodaughan best for the Demons.
The Blues were best served by Matt Royal in attack, Sam Bristow in defence and midfielder Rohan Diamond.
HEYFIELD didn’t concede a goal as it defeated a hapless Gormandale by 99 points.
The visiting Kangaroos kicked seven unanswered goals in the first term to set-up their 15.15 (105) to 0.6 (6) victory.
Best-on-ground Adam Wallace and Kodie Woodland helped the Kangaroos dominate the midfield.
Scott Anderson was again solid at full back, but also drifted forward to kick a goal, while Trent Anderson and Dylan Patmore also made good contributions.
Joel Dinsdale and Jesse Jackway kicked three goals each as the Kangaroos kept their hold on fourth place.
TRARALGON-TYERS United defeated Cowwarr at home by 10 points.
Only seven goals were kicked for the match, with the Bombers winning 4.8 (32) to 3.4 (22).
While the results keeps the Bombers in fifth spot on the ladder, the Saints are now three games outside the top five with five rounds to play.
Guy Sinclair was best-on-ground for TTU, with Michael Duncan and Tim Aitken kicking two goals each.
SIX goals from Ben Kearns helped ladder leader Churchill defeat Woodside by 50 points at Gaskin Park.
The Cougars kicked five unanswered goals in the first quarter to lead by 32 at the break, but the Wildcats responded by booting six goals to three to reduce the margin to 13 at half-time.
Churchill’s five-goal to nil third quarter took the match away from the visitors, who trailed by 42 at the final change.