Hepburn wasn’t expected to have any trouble toppling Clunes on Saturday and that’s exactly how it panned out.
The Burras cruised to their 12th-straight success with a 122-point win on home soil.
Lee Cox returned to the team and booted four goals, while Dan O’Halloran and Aron Burns also finished with the same number of majors in a dominant display.
Kamen Ogilvie was another standout for the Burras, while Jesse Baird was named the Magpies’ leading contributor.
Star Andy McKay sat out his second weekend of football with what coach Jason Olver described as a hamstring issue. Olver said he was likely to return for the round 17 encounter against Learmonth, which comes after next weekend’s bye.
Hepburn remains third on the ladder, while Clunes is 14th moving towards its round 16 clash with Waubra.
- Tim O’Connor