Wangaratta had added another piece to the puzzle as it looks to break a nine-year premiership drought.
Former North Melbourne player Ben Speight landed his best haul of five goals in the 21.22 (148) to 5.6 (36) demolition of North Albury.
“Yeah, (I’m playing) a little bit more consistently,” he said.
“I had some lower leg issues earlier in the year but have been able to overcome that now and am covering the ground much easier.”
The challengers to Albury’s title will need every big-name player in form and the classy Speight was terrific.
Daniel Boyle continued his superb month, while forward Tom Whittlesea also played well.