On a Saturday full of walloping victories, Evandale and a dogged Bridport played out a nail-biting encounter at Morven Park.
The Eagles were wasteful in front of goal but clinched the four points 7.21 (63) to 8.6 (54) thanks largely to a three-goal effort from Tom Chugg and brilliant performance from stalwart Jason Bennett.
Damien Wrankmore slotted a couple as the host led at every change while Andrew Rudling (three goals) and Josh Nunn stood out for the Seagulls.
OLD SCOTCH put in a dominant second half to overrun Uni-Mowbray at NTCA Ground by 78 points.
Charlie Griffiths led the Thistles’ frontier as they trialed at quarter time and only had their noses in front by 11 points at the main break.
But a 12-goal-to-two second half put the 17.16 (118) to 6.4 (40) result beyond doubt. Nicolas D'Emden and Alec Fotheringham collected four majors as Samuel Lyne and Ryan Worn also impressed for Scotch.
Uni skipper Hayden Chrzanowski was adjudged his side’s most significant contributor.
Ladder-leaders ST PATS smashed Tamar Cats by 141 points with 31 more scoring shots exemplifying the Saints’ superiority.
Both Jacob Murphy and Jono Lawrence finished with seven-goal hauls with Jacob Knight (five), Brad Pearton and Jorden Beam (four each) leading eight goalkickers in the 30.14 (194) to 8.5 (53) triumph.
Saint Jake Laskey ran rampant as Jacob Parker (three majors) and Aaron Dusautoy toiled hard in defeat.
The Cats reserves forfeited due to lack of numbers.
OLD LAUNCESTONIANS trounced Meander Valley Suns 18.18 (126) to 6.10 (46) at Westbury Oval.
Alex Downie, Jarrod Murray and Callum Walker were outstanding around the ground, while Field Reeves was yet again the star with seven goals.
Simon Dingemanse and Liam Shegog were the Suns’ best with Brad Basiuka and Joe Hammond ending with two majors each.
Reigning premiers LILYDALE toppled East Coast Swans in the grand final re-match 19.15 (129) to 8.7 (55).
No further details were provided by The Sunday Examiner’s deadline.