Temora outlasted a desperate Charles Sturt University on Saturday with a big last quarter getting the Kangaroos home at Nixon Park.
It took a stern serve at three-quarter-time from coach Jake Wooden before his team rose to the standard he wanted, finishing strongly for a 14.12 (96) to 8.6 (54) win.
A week after Temora's flying start set them up for a big win East Wagga-Kooringal, they were jumped by a CSU team who's finals hopes are starting to require big scalps.
Twice in the first quarter, CSU led by two goals, only to see Temora respond with five in a row. Even then, the Pigs recovered from 21 points down to go three points up late in the third.
"They come out really strong in every quarter and we just played catch-up," Wooden said.
"I addressed it at three-quarter-time and said if we don't get the first couple it's going to be a hard slog. Luckily it worked and then it snowballed from there for us."
The Roos kicked three early to get on top and three more to finish off in a 42-point win that looked better than it felt.
"We can't deliver a good performance like last week and not back it up. I suppose we did in the end but we went the hard way about it for three quarters," Wooden said.
"I can't fault CSU, their pressure and intensity was really good and a lot better than last time we played them (in round one)."
Jacob Turner had a strong game up forward and through the middle and worked well with Matt Harpley up forward who kicked another four goals.
Rob Krause led their midfield effort when Temora turned things around to get the game back on their terms.
The win keeps Temora on par with EWK and Marrar, a win behind ladder leaders North Wagga.
The Bushpigs, who were well served by Tom and Joe Stapleton, Ben Coombe and Adam McKelvie, remain on two wins, eight points behind the Northern Jets who moved back into fifth.
They take on Barellan next week while Temora have a bye.