Shepparton Notre Gold and Mooroopna White’s clash was reflective of the standings the teams hold in the under-14s Shepparton and Districts Junior Football League competition.
The Cats topped the ladder when entering the match against the Bears, with Gold sitting in third position.
But with Matthew Pellegrino front and centre for Shepparton Notre, his side recorded a stirling win to leap into second spot as the Cats now occupy third.
Pellegrino snagged four goals in a best-on-ground performance as Gold kicked six goals in the final quarter to record a 29-point victory.
Jordan Michel worked in tandem with Pellegrino, scoring three majors himself as Jacob Watts and Alex Braaksma also impressed for the winning side.
Providing his team with plenty of spark was Mooroopna’s Nathan Basile, who was the Cats’ equivalent of Pellegrino.
Basile found a way to score four goals with Tom Brown his partner in crime in the forward line.
●Taking Mooroopna’s place was Shepparton Swans as they propelled straight to the head of the table with a dominant victory against Shepparton United Red.
Max Clohesy blitzed the field as did Harrison Mazzella and Liam Morrison as the Swans registered 10 goals for the day.
Zach Dwyer was on fire with five of those as Steele Simpson was a handy contributor with two.
The Demons’ lone goal scorer was Kale Gibson, who toiled hard all game, as did Ryan Calogero and Denzel Alessi.
●Tatura registered a 23-point win against Shepparton United Blue but the Demons staged an impressive comeback in the final quarter.
Blue piled 6.1 onto the scoreboard in the final quarter to the Bulldogs’ 1.2 as it worked to lessen the margin.
Samuel Adams, Liam Serra and Jordan Wiggins helped in the fightback with Jake Zerbato kicking four goals across the match.
But Tatura still prevailed as its hard work in the first half gave its the advantage with Damien Lyons supreme.
Lyons kicked six goals as team mate George Brisbane enjoyed slotting three majors during the game.
●Shepparton Notre Maroon racked up its fourth win of the season, overcoming Mooroopna.
Connor Fleming found his way into almost every play for the Bears as he went on his way to kicking three goals.
Ben Moylan, Rhys Ferrier, Max Brodie and Achoung Agog were also lively in Maroon’s forward line.
Responsible for putting the Cats score on the board were Kaedyn Napier, Kydan Atkinson and Greamme Perkins.