HILLWOOD rediscovered their early-season form and put several demons to bed following a 32-point win over Bridgenorth.
Despite the five-goal win, the Sharks were plagued by inaccuracy in the 10.20 (80) to 7.6 (48) performance led by star recruit Jake Pearce's three majors.
Pearce was named Hillwood's best-on-ground for his trademark showing with Jake Chamberlain, Nathan Pearce and up-and-comer Declan Bowditch also impressing coach Nathan Lowe.
Rowan Sergeant also kicked three for the Parrots as their best performer, alongside Jordon Partridge's two and returnee Matt Zanetto's midfield play.
DELORAINE rose to seventh on the ladder following their third win of the season as they caused a three-point upset over Scottsdale.
Lochy Dornauf showed Scottsdale what he can do with both he and Magpie Brady Gee kicking four goals in a head-to-head shootout.
Dornauf was assisted by teammate Adam Crawford's three goals in the 8.8 (56) to 8.5 (53) win as the Kangaroos clawed back a 13-point deficit in the last quarter to secure the victory.
Former captain Neil Oliver was Scottsdale's best as his side slumped to eighth following the defeat.
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Jackson Blair's eight-goal haul saw LONGFORD win the Tigers' loudest roar against black and yellow counterparts Rocherlea.
The Country Tigers enjoyed a 10-goal second half to run away with the chocolates in the dominant 17.7 (109) to 8.8 (56) showing that maintained their seven-game undefeated streak.
Blair's eight brought up his half-century of majors for the year as he was joined by a best-on-ground performance from coach Beau Thorp with Rocherlea's Brayden Claridge also continuing to hit the scoreboard with four himself.
The loss sees Rocherlea slip outside the eight as they enter a seemingly three-horse race with South Launceston and George Town for the last two finals spots
In a bizarre twist, all 13 majors were scored from one end as SOUTH LAUNCESTON found themselves 18-point victors over Bracknell to return to the top five.
Avenging their loss from earlier this season, the Bulldogs burst out to a 28-point lead but the Redlegs trailed by a point at half time.
South controlled the third quarter and set Bracknell a target of 25 points to chase down but they only managed one major.
Brad Etchell was the only multiple goal-kicker with his skipper Luke Mccarty leading the way with a strong performance as Jack Dyer impressed for Bracknell.
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