Rumbalara recorded its second win of the season on Saturday to lift itself to 10th on the ladder.
Congupna relinquished a 20-point lead at the first break and never recovered, despite pushing the home side all the way to the line at Mercury Dve.
Both sides had chances to close out the game, kicking four (Rumba) and six (The Road) behinds in the final term, but in the end it was Nathan Lovett-Murray’s men who claimed the spoils of a win, 12.17 (89) to 12.15 (87).
Kane Atkinson (three goals) did the most damage up forward for Rumba, while Djaran Whyman (two) was influential across the ground as well.
Jarrad Mason and Sam Ferguson led the way for Congupna, which now drops into second-last spot.
Numurkah continues to breathe down the neck of Nathalia, this time securing a 15.17 (107) to 4.8 (32) win against Cobram.
The mercurial Josh Evans again set the forward line alight for the Blues, snaring six majors, while his equally-talented deputy Nathan Hicks chipped in with three.
For the Tigers, Tyron Baden was named best for another match and has not missed a top-two spot on his side’s best players list since April 22.
Meanwhile, Barooga bounced back to form in the best way possible with a thumping win against Tongala.
Despite doubt whether he would take to the field, Will Gorman starred for the Hawks with seven goals in the 24.13 (157) to 6.4 (40) win.
Matt Demaio (five goals) also cashed in during the romp, while Lachie Brown was named best on ground.
For the Blues, Jack Monigatti was a shining light on an otherwise disappointing day.
In the final match of the round, Moama ran rampant against Finley in what was a welcome boost to its percentage.
Jake Kilmartin (five goals), and Lachie Collins (four) were the main benefactors of the strong Magpie performance, while Shaun Kable was again Finley’s best player in a big defeat.