Jindera played its home ground advantage to perfection in beating Osborne, kepping the visitors goalless for the first time in many years.
League officials were sent scurrying through its records to see if, and when, this has happened to the powerhouse club of recent decades.
Jindera kicked a goal in each quarter to slowly but surely smother Osborne out of the contest and inflict the Cats’ fourth straight loss.
The Bulldogs star midfielders Nick and Kris Holman combined superbly with Zac Stuart to ensure the ball stayed mostly in the home side’s forward 50.
The Bulldogs remain in second place just 4.5 per cent ahead of the rampaging Murray Magpies who defeated CDHBU in a fiery encounter.
The Magpies have now strung together seven straight wins to become a genuine contender to challenge Brock Burrum Saints.
CDHBU started reasonably well and took a 10-point lead into the second half.
They lost star recruit Adam Houlihan with injury in the third quarter.
Magpies took control in that quarter and kicked five goals to one to set up a handy 14-point lead at the final change.
Holbrook returned to the winners’ list after a series of narrow losses.
The Brookers playing at home held off a fast finishing Billabong Crows.
The final margin was just nine points, the sixth time this year Holbrook have had matches decided by under 10 points.
Simon Turner, Josh Jones, Bailey parker and Andrew Mackinlay led the way in a match-winning third term in a low scoring clash.
The Crows are hurting with a long injury list and were very reliant on Al Austin, Tom Hofert and Will Haberecht to stay in touch.
Henty moved a step closer to the top six with an impressive win at home over recent rivals Rand Walbundrie Walla by 35 points.
The visitors lifted strongly in the third term to peg the six goal half time deficit back to just two goals, with Ryan Lavery and Will Swift leading the way.
The Swampies, however, steadied superbly to dominate the final stanza with 10 scoring shots to two to keep its finals hopes well and truly alive.
Highlight of the match was the appearance of the four Singe brothers Dereck, Hayden, Sean and Joshua for the first time together in seniors.
Brock Burrum made it 12 wins in a row with a 55-point win over Lockhart at Brocklesby to put a serious dent in the Demons’ finals aspirations.
The Saints forward power and goal kicking options were again evident with Co Coach Jarrod Hillary kicking eight goals.
They have four of the league’s leading goal kickers top eight with Hillary (39), Nick Brockley (41) and both Tyson Bradsworth and Kylin Morey (25).
Former Azzi medallist Nick Sedgwick was at his brilliant best for the Saints, along with Dean Murphy and one of this year Azzi favourite Josh McCudden
Howlong overcame a huge first half scare from Culcairn to run out comfortable winners by 59 points at Howlong.
Culcairn led by Adam Eady and Kane Shields gave everything to lead by two points at half time, before the Spiders turned up the class.
They booted 13 second half goals with Jessy Wilson and Curtis Biggs both kicking four.
Tiwi Island recruit Clement Kerinaiua was in sensational touch as well.
Culcairn had good players everywhere in the first half but it was Eady, Shields, Simon McLeish and debutant Josh Feuerherdt who played best over four quarters.