Defending premiers Brock Burrum Saints have sent a strong warning that they are again the team to beat in 2016.
The Saints after a genuine arm wrestle in the first three quarters against Jindera, stormed home in a scinitating final term to win at Brocklesby by 46 points.
Leading by just one point at three quarter time Brock Burrum turned on the class to kick nine straight goals to Jindera one.
Nick Brockley who came to the league with a huge reputation repaid the clubs investment by booting seven goals and Ty Bradsworth five.
The Saints are now the only unbeaten team in the competition and still have Azzi Medallist and Des Kennedy medallist Luke Schilg to come back into the side.
CDHBU kept alive its top two chances by winning a tight encounter against Henty at Henty by 12 points.
The home side jumped the Power by kicking the first four goals of the game to lead by 23 points at quarter time, before CDHBU hit back in fine style.
The Power with Kade Rowe and Matt Ross shining kicked eleven of the next fourteen goals to lead by 26 points at the last change.
Swampies coach Josh Gaynor played four good quarters, with Roy Jaques, Jimmy Ellis and heath Ohlin others to keep fire flickering.
Lockhart chalked up its first win of the season when it defeated Holbrook in a thrilling finish by two points at Holbrook in a match marred by errant disposal.
The Brookers had looked set to achieve a stirring come from behind victory after hitting the front after being 25 points down just before three quarter time.
Five straight goals had ignited the home side and supporters before Lockhart kicked the final goal of the game with under two minutes on the clock.
Jeremy Sykes, Wylie Harrington and Jake Phillips were best for Lockhart, while Josh Jones, Tyson Neander and Jacob Curran were the Brookers best.
A seven goal haul from Ryan Cannon was the inspiration behind Howlong inflicting a 56-point defeat on Osborne at Howlong.
Cannon who left the club a few years back to try his luck with Wodonga, put in a great display that was highlighted by the Spiders eight goal third term.
Tiwi Island recruit Clement Kerinaiua put on a clinic in midfield, dazzling the spectators with his silky ball skills and class.
Osborne struggled up forward with Connor Galvin and George Alexander best with two goals each. Hayden Clark and Coach Matt Rava were their best.
Billabong Crows has continued its winning form defeating Rand Walbundrie Walla by 19 points at Oaklands to make it three wins out of four.
The Giants in contrast have had an up and down start to its new entity with two wins and two losses. They however are still inside the top six.
Joshua Dalitz and Al Austin were outstanding for the Crows as they build one of the league’s best defensive units.
Giants coach Myles Aalbers kicked three goals in an inaccurate team performance that kicked just five goals from 18 shots after quarter time.
Urana Road Lavington played host to a high scoring and entertaining clash between Murray Magpies and Culcairn.
Six goals to Ash Murray paved the way for the home teams 30-point win, after Culcairn fought back superbly in the final term adding six goals to nothing.
Magpies coach Corey Lambert would have been annoyed with the Magpies poor finish after they led by 63 points at three quarter time.
Hayden Hamilton with four goals and Jye Shields were the Lions' best, while Wade Knights and Alex Freeman were good for Magpies.