Hepburn had a triumphant win, showing Carngham-Linton little remorse, defeating them 33.14 (212) to 0.1 (1).
The Burras kept the Saints goalless while piling on 33 of their own in a 211-point success. Brad McKay had a day out with eight majors, Al Ferrier came up from the reserves and booted six, while Ken Cummings also dominated with five. The win has lifted Hepburn into the top eight for the first time since round seven.
It wasn’t such a happy day for the Clunes, Daylesford and Creswick.
Jack Duke showed some of his more devastating form with an eight-goal haul in Beaufort’s big win over Clunes, with a final score of 25.12 (162) to 3.5 (23). Defenders Aidan and Josh Thompson were the better of the performers for Clunes.
Daylesford was thrashed, with Gordon taking the game 19.11 (125) to 7.10 (52). Umpires made two reports clash. Usual suspects Joel Cowan, Xavier Walsh and Max Risstrom again stood out.
The game was closer between Waubra and Creswick, although the former took the game 12.7 (79) to 10.4 (64). Competition pacesetters Waubra fought hard for its 15-point win over Creswick. The Roos were challenged all afternoon, but booted clear late in the clash to remain on top of the ladder. Nick Dinsdale kicked three goals for Waubra and was named that side’s best player, while Paul Phillips kicked the same tally for Creswick, which rated Darrien Mann and Ricky Cummins as the standouts.