A gripping finish saw Bridgenorth collect its first points of 2021 with a one-point win over Rocherlea.
Down by three goals at the first break, the Parrots had the better of the game's remainder but lived through some tense moments as a late Rocherlea goal reduced the margin to a point.
The hosts managed to keep possession in their front half in the final minute to secure a 13.8 (86) to 12.13 (85) victory.
Rohan Sergeant (seven goals) was typically authoritarian up forward for Bridgenorth while his plumbing colleague Brayden Claridge shone with four at the other end.
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"Rocherlea to their credit had a few out and were a bit banged up but kept coming," Parrots coach Phil Lethborg said.
"It was a bit see-sawy, but I was proud of our fellas to hang on and defend the lead when they had to.
"[Sergeant] was phenomenal, he's a quality player."
Young half-back Connor Griffiths played his best game for Bridgenorth as namesake James made his 50th club appearance.
SOUTH LAUNCESTON had a dozen goalkickers in a 26.11 (167) to 7.1 (43) mismatch against Hillwood.
Two of South's four Thomases got off the chain with Kaleb Thomas (six goals) best on ground and 16-year-old Thomas Beaumont bright again with four.
Zac Oldenhof and Brad Templar (three goals) were Hillwood's best.
BRACKNELL jumped to top of the table with a 22.11 (143) to 3.6 (24) win at George Town.
Coach Corry Goodluck slotted seven with ruckman Sam Douglas dominant as Austin Maynard shone for the Saints.
DELORAINE became the first team to beat Scottsdale in 2021 as Damon Howe kicked four in a 12.12 (84) to 8.7 (55) win.
Roos leaders Jarrod Scott and Lochy Dornauf inspired an eight-goals-to-four second half that secured a third-straight win.