Lavington is on the verge of wrapping up the minor premiership

IT'S A STRETCH: Lavington's Maddy Lloyd works hard to reel in the ball during her team's 24-goal thumping of Albury. Pictures: SIMON BAYLISS
IT'S A STRETCH: Lavington's Maddy Lloyd works hard to reel in the ball during her team's 24-goal thumping of Albury. Pictures: SIMON BAYLISS

Lavington is just one win away from sealing the minor premiership.

TOUGH TUSSLE: Albury's Gabe McRae retains possession, despite the best efforts of Lavington's Caitlyn Gerecke.

TOUGH TUSSLE: Albury's Gabe McRae retains possession, despite the best efforts of Lavington's Caitlyn Gerecke.

The Panthers hammered Albury, 59-35, just a week after the Tigers posted one of their best wins in years with an upset against premiers, Yarrawonga.

ON THE RUN: The Panthers' Caitlyn Gerecke fires out a pass to team-mate Kate Yensch in the Panthers' win over Albury. The win has virtually sealed top spot.

ON THE RUN: The Panthers' Caitlyn Gerecke fires out a pass to team-mate Kate Yensch in the Panthers' win over Albury. The win has virtually sealed top spot.

As they have so often, the Panthers had three players in double figures in Sarah Senini (25), Skye Hiller (21) and Alison Meani (13).

It makes the ladder leaders extremely difficult to shut down and that’s apart from a strong mid-court, along with the super defence, led by representative players Sarah Meredith and Kate Yensch.

Albury’s Claire Wilson scored 19 goals, with Gabe McRae and Brigetta Hart the pick of the visitors.

North Albury edged out fellow finals contenders, Wangaratta, 45-43.

Grace Senior grabbed 36 goals, while Sara-Jane Farrell was superb.

Wangaratta’s Katie Dean and Issy Byrne were the Pies’ strongest.

Wangaratta Rovers defeated Myrtleford, 62-28, while Corowa-Rutherglen toppled Wodonga, 59-36.