Tatura has helped its quest for a top-six finish in the Goulburn Valley League under-18 competition as the finals draw ever closer.
Adrian Moor, Gabe Evans and David Comi excelled for the Bulldogs at Kings Park, as they defeated a Seymour outfit by 28 points.
Tatura led at every change, with Tim Wilson giving the away side the best start by kicking the first goal of the match.
He went on to score two goals as Zakary Samkakai and Evans also put their names on the scoreboard in the first quarter.
Both players went on to register at least another major for their side as Evans finished with three for the day.
Wyatt Deed was influential for Seymour, aided by four goals from Hudson Kaak as the Lions remained competitive until the end against the higher ranked opposition.
The win helps Tatura maintain a sizeable buffer ahead of the bottom six, holding a three-game advantage from teams outside the top half of the ladder.
Mansfield barely troubled Shepparton United as 15 players had a chance to send the ball through the middle sticks for the Demons.
Ben McCluskey, Cody Menhennet and Matthew Poppa each scored three goals, while Jesse Cucinotta was United’s best on ground in the win.
Shepparton travelled to Memorial Oval where the home side was too strong with Peter Cairns at the forefront.
The Euroa ace kicked three goals in a best-on-field performance as teammates Jake Penman and Kayne Davidson also stood up.
For the Bears, Jordan McGregor and Joshua Larkin combined for Shepparton’s three goals in the 46-point loss.
The defeat meant Shepparton dropped from second to fourth on the ladder, sitting alongside Benalla and Tatura all on 40 points.
Shepparton Swans kicked four straight goals in their match against Benalla, with Harry Tonks, Brian Valoia, Mitchell Bover and Corbin Rowan scoring.
But the Saints were far too strong, putting 24.11 on the scoreboard, led by Corry Westbury who dominated on Saturday.
Campbell McCoy was damaging in the forward line kicking five majors, with teammate Patrick Bromley not far off with four.
Nathan Rachele and Lachlan McMahon shone for the Swans as the pair continued an impressive couple of weeks.
Despite a seven-point half-time lead Mooroopna was unable to go on and secure the four points against Echuca.
The Murray Bombers fought back in the third term to overrun their opposition with Luca Molluso best in the winning side.
The final match of the round saw top side Kyabram defeat Rochester.
Cade Mueller bagged three for the Bombers, while Tigers’ Joshua Flight and Matthew Kellett were persistent.