North Albury has kept Albury out of the top five after a final quarter onslaught on Saturday.
Albury led by four goals, but the visitors stormed home with a 13-6 final term in a 41-38 thriller.
Former Victorian under 19 squad member Nakita Singe was outstanding for the Hoppers, with strong support from Elyse Boyer, while the league’s leading goalscorer Grace Senior landed 34.
Sarah Moore shot 22 and Jess Fisher-Curnow 16 for the home team, with Justine Willis and Gabe McRae superb.
If the Tigers had been able to hold on, they would have jumped Corowa-Rutherglen into fifth spot.
North has now leapfrogged Yarrawonga into third.
Yarrawonga’s chances of joining Wangaratta were shot down in the first half.
Wangaratta dominated the Pigeons to lead by 13 at the main break and posted another 27 goals in the second half to win 55-28.
“I’m a bit shocked by the result, they (Yarrawonga) contest everything and they don’t pull out,” coach Kellie Keen said.
The Pies were coming back from a shock loss to Albury.
“It was just about maintaining possession, working the ball calmly instead of rushing that,” Keen said.
“When we’ve got the ball, we’ve got control of it.”
It was just about maintaining possession, working the ball calmly instead of rushing that. When we’ve got the ball, we’ve got control of it.Kellie Keen
Amanda Umanski was strong for the visitors, posting a round-high 39 goals, while Kate Dean was also terrific.
Indiana Frauenfelder top-scored for the Pigeons with 18, with Kaitlyn Cummins and Mal Nankervis the best for the home side.
And in a round featuring the top six teams against each other, Lavington toppled Corowa Rutherglen, 51-38.
The Roos trailed by just three goals at half-time, but the undefeated Panthers blasted the visitors in the third stanza, outscoring them 17-6.
Alison Meani moved past 300 goals with 28, with Maddy Lloyd joining defenders Sarah Meredith and Kate Yensch as the home team’s best.
Zoe McLeish posted 20 goals to feature, along with Emily Laracy.
Wangaratta Rovers and Myrtleford played out a 43-all draw.
It’s the first draw in the 59 games the pair has played since the league’s inception.
Rovers led early, but the Saints sealed the result late.
Saint Eden Broz shot 30 goals, with Rhiannon McIlroy also playing her part.
Caitlyn Cose (22 goals) was the Hawks’ pick.
And Wodonga Raiders defeated Wodonga, 48-32.
Shaylah House (29 goals) and Ellouise Shanahan starred, while Kellie Macdonald was the visitors’ best.