Superior use of the windy conditions at Osborne was a huge factor in the Tigers' comfortable 34-point win over Holbrook.
Five goals with the wind, in both the second and final quarters, proved a massive difference as the Tigers moved into third place on the ladder.
The Brookers, who now have a 1-3 win-loss record, led at quarter time but it was great work by the Osborne defence that was the highlight.
Mitchell Wickham led the way in his best game of the season for Osborne with Clancy Galvin, Sam Livingstone and Jamie Parr also starring.
For Holbrook, midfielders Josh Jones and Jacob Way were outstanding across the four quarters, while Andrew Dear kicked two goals.
BROCK Burrum Saints took another big scalp with a hard fought 10-point win in a low scoring clash against Henty, at Henty.
The game featured a cameo appearance for Henty by former AFL player Cameron Cloke who kicked a goal in a strong performance.
A poor first half in which they were held goalless proved costly for Swampies as the Saints led by 33 at half time.
A much improved second half showing brought the game to life as the Swampies added six goals to two to fall just short.
The Saints, who toppled Osborne the week before, had many good players with Mitch Koschitzke, Nico Sedgwick and Jeremy Luff the standouts.
For Henty the reliable Jimmy Ellis was best, with Chris Willis, Jarod Brennan and Heath Ohlin all having big influences in the second half comeback.
LOCKHART has risen to top of the Hume ladder with a comfortable 25-point win over CDHBU at Lockhart.
The Demons have made their best start to a season for almost a decade, and will be looking to cement a spot in the finals over the next month.
Sean Wilkinson was best afield with great support from Abe Wooden, Neil Irwin, Luke Argus and Jess Margosis with four goals.
The Power were far from disgraced with a last quarter effort of five goals a great reward for a hard working performance, with Jordan Wilson best.
CULCAIRN has edged closer and closer to the top six with a workman-like victory over Jindera. The Lions dominated to win by 68 points at Culcairn.
The star-studded Culcairn midfield of Jye Shields, Dane and Tim Hallinan racked up triple figure possessions in Nath Stroh's 200th game for the Lions.
Stroh, with two goals, was also among the best as Adam Prior (4) and Isovaine Huddlestone (3) did the job up forward.
Tom Weldon continued his stellar season for Jindera, while Joel Klemke, Harrison Weaven and Danny Warren added good support.
RAND Walbundrie Walla gained a much needed win over top side Billabong Crows with a thrilling come-from-behind win at Oaklands.
Trailing by 10 points at the final change, the Giants kicked the only two goals of the final term to get home by 10.
The Crows' loss came at a price with it dropping from top to fifth, while the Giants moved into the top six with their third win.
In blustery conditions the game never reached great heights with just 11 goals scored as both teams struggled with the conditions.
Xavier High School classmates Tom Holman and Jack Duck were best for the Giants, while for the Crows none were better than Bronson Schofield and Zac Kerr.
HOWLONG pounced back into second place on the ladder with a percentage boosting 112-point win over Murray Magpies at Urana Road Oval.
Former Wodonga Raiders player Daniel Sharp booted nine goals, with Jimmy Scannell and Alex Dilger adding three each.
Daniel Maher was again the best for the Magpies with a stack of the football. Matt McGrath and Logan Martin impressed for the visitors.
THE ladder is very tightly bunched with the top four only separated by percentage on four wins and the next four all on three wins.
This week the Hume Football League will play host to the Farrer Football League at Osborne.
The Osborne ground is regarded as one of the best playing surfaces in the southern Riverina.