Mooroopna Blue could do some damage in the second half of the year if its opposition underestimates it.
The Cats could not pinch the four points against Shepparton United Blue, but tested the second-placed Shepparton District Junior Football League under-14 side.
Kydan Atkinson and Ben Woods combined for seven goals for Mooroopna, with Bailey Gooiker also causing headaches for the Demons.
But despite everything that was thrown at United, its flair helped it across the line, particularly Charlie Di Stefano’s efforts.
Flavian Calandro slotted four goals for the Demons, and Kian Roche, Campbell Steigenberger and Jamahl Clarke each scored two in the 13-point win.
●Shepparton Swans White moved back onto the winners’ list after defeating Shepparton Notre Gold 10.11 (71) to 6.10 (46).
Having not registered a victory since round one, the Swans savoured the four points with Jack Telford prominent in attack with four goals.
Manny Laulu’s two majors were also important, with Noah Smith, Liam-James Valoia and Valo Valoia integral.
Jack Hooper, Tanner Madigan and Wyatt Scott were Gold’s best.
●Shepparton United Red stormed to a 75-point demolishing of Tatura, with a blistering start sending the Demons in the right direction.
Kicking five straight goals in the opening term made it difficult for the Bulldogs to regroup, but Mason Reeves, Charlie Murdoch and Zach Langlands tried their best.
Red’s Samuel Adams is unstoppable this year and continued on his march, well supported by Isaac Barry and six majors from Ryan Calogero.
●Tighe O’Brien’s influence in the forward line for Echuca Murray Bombers was too much for Shepparton Notre Maroon to counteract.
With nine goals to O’Brien’s name, Lachlan Rumbiolo, Aidan Librio and Alex Braaksma did everything in their power to help the Bears, with Mitch Fleming Shepparton’s only multiple goal-kicker.
●Mooroopna White was on the end of a dominant performance from Echuca Bombers, going down 4.10 (34) to 12.22 (94).
Riley Moon and Joss Church never dropped off for the Cats, but Seamus Miller and Will Poulton ensured the Bombers remained in control.
●Zach Dwyer was Shepparton Swans Red’s sole goal-kicker in its loss to Echuca Green.
In contrast, Corbin Anderson sent home eight goals for Green, with Sam Lowndes and Kyle Green also prominent.
Harrison Mazzella and Taije Fitzsimmons gave their all for the Swans.