DUNOLLY ended its winless run in Saturday's hard-fought victory against Rovers in the 10th round of the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League season.
The Dunolly Eagles trailed at every break, but fought on to win at Jubilee Oval by three points.
Jamie Townsend, Jay Pitto and Tony Bellenger played key roles for the Eagles.
Dunolly's attack was led by Jesse Olsen on two goals.
Multiple goalkicker for Rovers was David Popovski, two goals, who featured in the best along with Brad Fraser and Nicholas Clark.
The ladder-leading Navarre scored a 74-point win against Royal Park.
Ben Scott kicked five goals and was one of Navarre's best, along with Luke Hendy and Bryce Tickner.
Navarre held the Tigers to just two goals.
Royal Park's best were Dylan McLean, Will Short and Jarrod O'Connor.
Natte Bealiba was given an almighty scare by Harcourt.
The Swans led the Lions by two points at a quarter to go.
Natte Bealiba scored 5.4 to 3.1 in the last to seal an 81-64 victory.
Ryan Weir led the Swans attack on three goals.
Best for Natte Bealiba were Nathan Ross, Jamie Evans and Stephen Ross.
Harcourt's best were Chris Ling, Sam Gale and Brendan Josey.
Newstead led 37-2 at quarter-time of its clash with Talbot.
After the first break it was Talbot who controlled a lot of the play.
The Hawks were within 15 points at half-time, but Newstead steadied to go on an win 77-64.
Jacob Dalrymple led the Kangaroos attack on three goals.
Luke Kemp and Stephen Larkin kicked two goals each for Talbot.
After being down by seven points at quarter-time, Avoca struck back to gain a 26-point lead at half-time of the clash with Maldon.
The Bulldogs went on to win 116 to 60.
The in-form Murray Bond kicked five goals for Avoca as Adrian Pilgrim and Brad Schiltz added three apiece.
Best for Avoca were Tom Nankivell, Adrian Pilgrim and Murray Bond.
Maldon's best were Hayden Kelly, Damien Gatti and Nick McKnight.
Lexton dominated the second half of its clash with Campbells Creek. The Lexton line-up led 32-31 at half-time, but won 103-39 after scoring 10.11 to 1.2 in the second half.