Tatura won a three-point thriller against Echuca in the Goulburn Valley League under-18 competition on Saturday.
The Bulldogs were challenged in a crunch game, but prevailed 7.6 (48) to 7.3 (45) for their fifth win of the season to sit sixth on the ladder.
Shepparton Swans won their second game for the season, defeating Mansfield by 47 points.
Clayton Coe kicked five goals as the Swans controlled the match and comfortably took care of the winless Eagles 11.15 (81) to 4.10 (34).
Shepparton slipped up at Rochester, with the Tigers belting the Bears by 31 points at Moon Oval.
The Bears were second on the ladder heading into the game, but Rochester proved too strong 9.6 (60) to 4.5 (29).
Shepparton United joined four teams on six wins after defeating Euroa at Deakin Reserve by 53 points.
The reigning premier was never challenged in the grand final rematch, running out the winner 9.14 (68) to 2.3 (15).
In other games, Curtis Ryan bagged six goals as ladder-leader Kyabram destroyed Mooroopna by 130 points, while Benalla had 10 individual goal-kickers in its 95-point demolition of Seymour.