Victoria Metro under 19s made the most of a howling gale to jump Vic Country in Ballarat on Sunday.
The visitors bolted to a 35-point lead and held on, 9.13 (67) to 5.14 (44).
“It was unbelievable conditions, horrendous wind and rain,” Vic Country coach Damian Sexton said.
“They kicked with a howling wind and, to their credit, they capitalised.
“If you look at the scores from quarter-time to the end of the game, we won that period.”
The home team fielded five Ovens and Murray players with Sexton’s Yarrawonga charger Matt Casey named second best.
Casey provided tremendous utility value, spending large periods in the ruck, as well as defence and attack.
The Pigeons’ young gun and Wangaratta’s Joe Richards had chances to reduce the deficit in the final term.
Wangaratta’s Brad Melville, Wodonga Raiders’ forward Connor Newnham and Corowa-Rutherglen’s Jack Schilg also played.