Longwood worked hard, but Stanhope overpowered the Redlegs by 95 points on Saturday.
The Lions won every quarter on their way to a fifth win of the season, prevailing 22.16 (148) to 7.11 (53).
Jack Exell kicked three of his five goals for the day in the first quarter, while Tim Somerville was named best on ground for Stanhope.
Lachie Firmer, Damian Miller, Alex O’Reilly, Ryan Emmett and Jack Young were also among the Lions’ best.
Longwood was helped out by former Moama coach Simon Maddox, with the Redlegs still without suspended coach Nick Brown.
Anthony Tautala was a focal point up forward with five goals, while Daniel Robinson, Braydon Kearns, Ricky Ahearn, Nicholas Kouroupakis and Lucas Foenander, 15, stood tall.
●Murchison-Toolamba delivered a major blow to Girgarre’s finals hopes, with the Grasshoppers recording a 35-point win on the road.
In coach James Milne’s 100th game, Murchison-Toolamba came ready to play and led from start to finish and rack up the 11.10 (76) to 5.11 (41) result.
Milne was named the Grasshoppers’ best in his milestone match, while Ashton Cashion, Jack Sanderson, Clinton Lambert, Jake Ewart and Darby Walsh put in strong performances.
For the Roos, Paul Parsons, coach Shannon Tucker, Simon Tomasini, Corey Wheeler, Ash Hughes and Jayden Tucker worked hard.
●Nagambie crushed Rushworth at Ironbark Stadium on Saturday, with the Lakers winning by 142 points.
The game was over at quarter-time after the visitors had 12 goals on the board and it did not get much better for the Tigers, going down 31.13 (199) to 8.9 (57).
Mat Waterson backed up a 10-goal haul last week with seven majors, while Daniel Haysom slotted six in a best-on-ground display.
Lakers stars Mick Roberts, Ben Hutton, Nathan Fothergill, Bo Harrison and Anthony Haysom all had prolific days out.
The wounded Tigers were best served by Todd Clarke, Jeremy Lambden, Shayne Lynch, Jacob Johnson and Jake Perry.
●Avenel has jumped into the top six following a thumping 187-point victory against Undera on Saturday.
The Swans’ fourth straight win saw them dominate from the outset before going onto win 29.23 (197) to 1.4 (10).
Bayden Bailey, Aaron Cordy, Danni Heazlewood and Keelan Mitchell never stopped trying for the Lions.