BIRCHIP-Watchem doubled Wedderburn's score as the North Central league's split round 11 was completed on Saturday.
The Bulls prevailed 12.8 (80) to 6.4 (40) at home as they improved to 10-1.
Three of the Bulls' big guns in Nathan Gordon (two goals), who has been outstanding all season, Stefan Pye and full-forward Stephen Paulke (four goals) were all prominent in the 40-point victory.
It was another suffocating defensive performance from the Bulls, who for the sixth game in a row conceded less than 50 points.
However, they face a major step-up in opposition next week with their return bout against the unbeaten Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers.
Veteran Ben DeAraugo kicked four of Wedderburn's six goals.
The Redbacks were best served by Jaran McKay and coach Danny Benaim in a result that keeps them a game outside the top four.
* A dominant first half set up St Arnaud's win over Wycheproof-Narraport.
The Saints led by 43 points at half-time and won the game by 42 - 14.11 (95) to 7.11 (53) - at Wycheproof.
Key forward Thomas Eltringham slotted six goals for the Saints, whose best player was Brad Organ.
Rolly White worked hard to be the best for the Demons, who kicked just one goal in the first half.
Thunder notches first success
PERSISTENCE has paid off for the Bendigo Thunder after breaking through for its first win of the Northern Football League Women's season on Sunday.
The Thunder's struggles this season had included going scoreless in their previous two games, but they proved too strong for West Preston-Lakeside, triumphing by 12 points.
The Thunder won 4.4 (28) to 2.4 (16) at J.E. Moore Park main oval.
Bendigo kept the hosts goal-less in the first half and led by 19 points at the main break en route to victory.
Bendigo Thunder 4.4 (28) d West Preston-Lakeside 2.4 (16).
Goals - J. Sawers, M. Cathro, B. Burt, M. Holt.
Best - K. Hazlett, K. Hedington, A. Bailey-McClanahan, C. Isaac, S. Barker, M. Cathro.
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