Wodonga Raiders have retained second spot with a 21.23 (149) to 3.2 (20) hiding over winless Wangaratta Rovers.
The home team scored its win in front of the 1998 premiership side – the only one in the club’s 30 seasons.
Raiders kept the Hawks goalless in the first half and last quarter.
The unpredictable Connor Newnham kicked four goals, while Raven Jolliffe chipped in with three.
The pacy Shane Munro was Raiders’ best, captain Jydon Neagle was again strong, while Lachie Flagg continued his consistent start to the season.
Ryan Cobain was the visitors’ best, while Luke Jones also tried hard.