DONALD has worked its way back into the North Central league top four after kicking away from St Arnaud in their round nine match on Saturday.
Following a tight, low-scoring first half in which the Royals led by three points, 3.5 to 3.2, Donald added 10 goals to four after the break to win 13.15 (93) to 7.6 (48) at home.
The Royals spread their load inside 50, with six players - Harry Cashin, Damian Cameron, Rian McGough, Seamus Young, Joshua Potter and Ryan Leeder - all kicking two goals.
The Saints were far more one dimensional down the other end, with forward Thomas Eltringham kicking five of their seven goals to take his season tally to 39.
* As it has done in every game so far, ladder-leader Sea Lake Nandaly again led at every break on the way to a 41-point win at home over Charlton.
The Tigers retained their undefeated record with their 10.10 (70) to 4.5 (29) victory.
While the Tigers' score of 70 was well below their season average of 132 going into the match, they restricted Charlton to just two goals in each half in a loss that cost the Navies their position in the top four.
Kane Donnan was the best for the Tigers, while the standout for the Navies in what was his 100th senior game for the club was Josh McKee.
* Wily veteran Ben DeAraugo and Declan Quin combed for 15 goals between them in Wedderburn's 88-point win over Boort.
DeAraugo bagged eight goals and Quin seven as the Redbacks won 21.14 (140) to 8.4 (52).
DeAraugo has proven a strong focal point for the Redbacks since the eye injury to Sam Barnes, kicking 19 goals in his past four games.
In a positive in what has been a year of heavy losses for the struggling Boort, its score of 52 was the first time it has kicked more than 35 points in a game.
And the Magpies also shaved off 94 points from their round two losing margin against the Redbacks when they were beaten that day by 182. Cameron Chalmers kicked three of the Magpies' eight goals.
* Birchip-Watchem recorded its third win of the season by 100 points-plus with its 21.18 (144) to 4.2 (26) victory over Wycheproof-Narraport.
Against the opponent they have lost the past two grand finals against, the Bulls were already 47 points in front at quarter-time.
Gun Bulls' forward Stephen Paulke finished with a haul of seven goals and now leads the competition with 41, while coach Corey Jones kicked three of the Demons' four goals.
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