BRIDGENORTH made sure that the fairytale finish to Sam Chugg and Jackson Blair's respective milestone games didn't come true as the Parrots claimed a tight six-point victory over the previously undefeated Tigers.
Only featuring three multiple goal-kickers across the two teams as Bridgenorth's Jake Nunn kicked two and Longford's Daniel Berry and Beau Thorp three and two each, the Parrots had to work hard for the win as the Tigers burst out of the blocks with passion.
Leading by 31 points at the main break, the home side looked set to give their milestone men a fitting story to pass on to future generations of club greats, but Bridgenorth had other ideas as Nunn, Jake Rice and returnee Matt Zanetto led the fightback which saw the Parrots kick three goals to one in the last quarter.
The win pegs Bridgenorth in third position with three wins and a loss, only a game shy of the Tigers due to the early bye as they prepare to face Scottsdale next week.
As the Tigers left Longford with a minor blemish to their record, HILLWOOD kept theirs intact as they accounted for South Launceston at home in a 15.6 (96) to 6.9 (45) victory.
With star forward recruit Tom Bennett being kept quiet by Bulldogs' best Bowen Pearce, Andrew Whitmore and Jake King stepped up for the Sharks, kicking five and four goals apiece.
Hillwood's star recruits Zac Oldenhof (three), Mark Walsh and Jake Pearce (both one) joined Bennett on the scoreboard as Pearce dragged home a best-on-ground showing with Isaac Thompson continuing to show his class with consistent performances for the Sharks.
Bulldogs coach Aaron Viney continued his form in front of the big sticks, claiming two as he kicked his 12th for the year as Jordan Bennett, the experienced Jade Child, Zach Sutherland, Jesse Rhodes and Luke Mccarty all impressed for the reigning premiers.
GEORGE TOWN stamped their authority and ticked off another box in their ultimate goal to make Blue Gum Park an unbeatable fortress in a 62-point win against Deloraine.
Overcoming a goal-less third quarter, the Saints put the foot down in the last and slammed on six goals to zero with the breeze as Chev Deacon and Joshua Knight both kicked three for the victors.
Tyson Gardham, Dylan Schnoor, Lochie Dornauf and Dylan Jones kicked the Kangaroos' four majors as Jarrod Scott proved to be Deloraine's best alongside Matthew Mitchell and Dornauf, despite Saints assistant coach Darren Crawford saying he would be a target earlier in the week.
The win puts the Saints comfortably in fourth position, having put the disappointments of the last few seasons behind them and the much-improved Deloraine outfit now sit in sixth as they prepare for a weekend on the pine.
SCOTTSDALE shook off the monkey that is their home fixture under lights against Rocherlea as they came away 8.10 (58) to 8.4 (52) victors.
With Rocherlea traditionally accounting for the Magpies in the night fixture, the home side were able to find their way and pick up their second win of the season to put them on an even ledger as Rocherlea sit at one win and five losses.