Ladder leader Numurkah had a field day at Mercury Dve on Saturday, allaying any fears of complacency after the league general bye.
The Blues piled on 10 goals to none in the first term to take full control of the contest and never looked back, recording a massive 32.14 (206) to 5.9 (39) win.
Josh Evans filled his boots magnificently to kick 13 goals, while Ben Gunning (four), Grant Gallus (three) and Tim Arnel (three) all got in on the action as their side ran rampant.
Gallus was named the best player on the ground, while Mitch Price and Mitch Jones were also great without hitting the scoreboard.
For Rumbalara, Beau Jackson booted two majors and was serviceable, while playing coach Nathan Lovett-Murray was a standout.
●Nathalia put in a similarly potent performance against Tongala, setting aside injury and suspension woes to secure a 30.9 (189) to 8.5 (53) victory.
Bailey Bell snagged nine majors in a showing that would have given him league bragging rights in most other rounds of the year, while Matt Davies was outstanding in his return to the side with six goals.
The Purples had 11 individual goal-kickers, including dual 100-gamers Ricky Barnes and Harley Cobbledick.
Dylan Joyce kicked four goals in just his second senior game for Tongala, while Jesse Robilliard fought hard all day.
●Tyron Baden was named in Cobram’s best two players for the 10th consecutive match on Saturday, but it was again not enough to get his side over the line against Barooga.
The Hawks never really broke the back of their opponents during the clash, but still managed to win 18.6 (114) to 9.9 (63).
Matt Demaio booted six majors while co-coach James Hazelman was a clear best on ground in the victory.
Baden kicked three goals for the Tigers, with Shaun Greenway and Sam Gemmill also performing well.
●Finley’s improved second half of the season continued against Deniliquin.
The Cats recovered from a 43-point deficit at the first change to push the Rams right to the line at Finley Recreation Reserve, but the away side was still able to secure a 13.10 (88) to 9.9 (63) win.
Cam Robertson kicked three goals for Finley, while Todd Gallagher (five) and John Anstee were again Deniliquin’s best players.