Some lower order resistance has helped Lake Albert to a strong position as they look to push back into the top four.
The Bulls were in all sorts of trouble at 6-72 against Kooringal Colts at Robertson Oval on Saturday, but are now on top of the clash with the winless side.
Danny Webber (59) and Trent Charlton (49) led the fight back while a valuable last-wicket partnership between Sam Quinton (24 not out) and Scott Billington (18) saw the Bulls make 210 before being bowled out in the 70th over.
Captain Isaac Cooper was thrilled with how the side scrambled.
"We were in a lot of trouble," Cooper said.
"They (Webber and Charlton) applied themselves to the situation, put on a nice partnership and got us to a decent total.
"Sam Quinton and Scott Billington at the end with some valuable runs at the end."
Lake Albert then had success with the ball to put the Colts under plenty of pressure
Kooringal resumes at 3-29 after Cooper struck twice late in the day.
Tom Cox is unbeaten on 17.
Cooper was pleased with how things finished off.
"We set ourselves a plan of one or two wickets so to get three was a bonus," he said.
"We were very happy at the end of the day's play."