TONGALA moved to within a game of the top six in the Murray Football League with a 25-point win over Rumbalara at Tongala on Saturday.
The Blues got away from their rivals with a six-goal to one second quarter but were just seven points up at the last change.
But with the breeze at their backs in the last stanza, they kicked four goals to Rumba’s one to clinch the win.
On Saturday the Blues had eight individual goalkickers with Corey Nexhip continuing his good form to post a game high four goals.
Riley Bacon continued his blistering form to be arguably Tongala’s best player again, helping himself to three goals.
Young talent Bailey Waasdorp was also dominant again in the midfield.
Tongala also got another top game from ruckman Jack Monigatti while Luke Thompson and Tyler Vick also pulled their weight in the important win.
The Blues were battling with injuries after half-time and were forced to bring young substitute Darcy Maloney on in the second half for his senior debut and he readily adjusted to a half-back role.
The only downside was a possible major injury to consistent Alex Williams with fears he may have broken his leg.
■ Tongala reserves held its position in the top six with a percentage boosting win.
The Blues kept their rivals goalless in the first half and conceded only two second half goals on the way to an impressive 127-point victory.
Veteran Andrew Reid showed there is still plenty of life in his old legs with a seven-goal haul and Aaron Hatch with four goals and Logan Church with three also kept the goals coming for the winners who had prime movers in Tom Neville, Daniel Cox and Adam Nunn.
■ Tongala Under 17s posted their second win for the season, thumping Rumba by 89 points.
Sam Langley, Elijah, Gillie and Ryan Kay were busy players for the winners.
Jackson Hicks also got the job done up forward with four goals.
■ Starting off a winning day for the club in the footy Tongala Under 14s also proved too good for their rivals.
Mackenzie Cowley, Harley Reid, Jesse Jackman and Lachy Scown were inspirational for the young Blues in a win which elevated the side into fourth spot on the ladder.