BALDIVIS has moved into third position on the Peel Football League table after a crucial one-point win over fellow finals contender South Mandurah.
The win has moved the Brumbies one game clear of the Falcons as the tussle for the top five spots continues.
Baldivis were out to an early lead in the first, kicking four goals to two and that trend continued into the second as they piled on five more goals.
With a 30-point half-time lead, the upset looked certain but the Falcons refused to give in.
They kicked seven goals in the third to ignite the home crowd and bring the Brumbies lead back to just a single goal heading into the final term.
It was an exciting finish for all involved as the Falcons threw everything at the Brumbies, but by the final whistle, Baldivis held on by a single point to take the win, and third position, 15.9 (99) to 15.8 (98).
Baldivis captain Michael McCann was inspirational, kicking seven goals to lead his side and he was well-supported by Peter Agostino who kicked two.
In other matches of the round, Rockingham continued their unbeaten season, easily accounting for Mandurah at Bendigo Bank Stadium 31.12 (198) to 6.6. (42).
In a game that highlighted the vast difference between the top teams and those towards the end of the table, the Rams were comfortable winners and never challenged in the match.
A six-goal to one opening term set up the big win as the Mustangs were not able to gain any forward momentum.
Conceding just two goals to half-time, the Rams were looking to add to their big 55-point lead.
The visitors kicked a total 20 goals in the second half as the midfield ran riot.
The Mustangs were unable to stop the silky skills which put the ball lace-out to the leading forwards.
By full-time, the Rams recorded their 16th win by 156 points in a big percentage boosting match.
For the Mustangs, Aaron Thomas worked hard to slot three goals to be his side’s only multiple goal scorer.
Waroona has continued their claim for premiership favouritism after a 44-point win over rivals Centrals.
Mundijong were shell-shocked in the first as they failed to slot a major for the term, while down the other end, the Demons had no such worries kicking five goals.
It was a tighter match in the second with just five goals scored for the quarter between the two sides giving Waroona a 25-point lead into the main break.
Centrals were again outscored in the third and by the last, the Demons secured the 15.8 (98) to 8.6 (54) win.
Ryan Murphy and Daniel Wilson kicked three apiece for Centrals in a promising showing.
In the final match of the round Pinjarra embarrassed Halls Head by 117 points and kept the Lightning goalless for the entire match.
The 19.14 (128) to 0.11 (11) win was on the back of some great defensive pressure.
Pinjarra had all the run early in the match but were only able to slot three goals in their eight attempts.
The side picked up their scoring rate in the second, kicking six goals to head into half-time with a 9.7 (61) to 0.7 (7) lead.
The Tigers continued to skill the Lightning in the third as they added another four goals before a six-goal effort in the final term ensured the Lightning would leave Pinjarra without a goal.
Luke Guthrie kicked five goals for the Tigers while Mitch Brown added four.
With just two rounds remaining before the finals, Centrals will battle Pinjarra for the final position in the top five with Rockingham, Waroona, Baldivis and South Mandurah all assured positions in the finals series.