Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong have consolidated their position in the Riverina League top five with a big win on the road.
The Lions proved they could be legitimate contenders with a tough 14-point win over Leeton-Whitton, 13.12 (90) to 11.10 (76) at Leeton Showground.
Riley Corbett kicked another bag of seven goals, while Scott Proctor was strong through the midfield in his best game for the club.
GGGM coach Christin Macri rated it a better win than the week before’s 80-point triumph over Turvey Park.
“It was clearly our best win of the year,” Macri said.
“Last week was a good result...but this was a huge challenge for us this week against last year’s premiers.
“They challenged us early but we responded and it was a great win.”
The Lions led by 11 points at half-time but broke the game open with a six-goal third term to establish a 38-point advantage at the final change.
GGGM were held goalless in the final quarter as the Crows closed strongly but the damage was done.
Macri was pleased with the spread of contributors he had.
“Our contested ball was up again around the stoppages and our pressure was good,” he said.
“We were able to clear the ball, move it quickly once we were out in space.
“The spread we’re getting and the effort we’re getting...it’s put us in the position we’re in.”
The Lions had winners everywhere but Proctor and Corbett were the stars. Jacob Olsson was strong in the ruck, while Josh Walsh restricted Daniel Muir to one goal.
Bryce O’Garey was best for the Crows, while Tom Meline was good across half-forward.
The Lions will now have the bye, and hope to get Josh Bubnich and James Wilson back after the break.
The Crows will take on Coolamon at Kindra Park in a must-win for both clubs.