Albury and Corowa-Rutherglen will play an elimination final a month early after the Tigers stole fifth spot on Saturday.
The Tigers blitzed Myrtleford 62-25 with Jess Fisher-Curnow bagging 34 goals, while Bree Poole chipped in with 28.
Poole and coach Olivia Aughton were outstanding.
The Saints’ Eden Broz snared 21 goals, with Rhiannon McIlroy and Louisa Harrington the pick of the visitors.
The win has pushed Albury back into the top five, splitting the 14 matches.
The Roos share the same record, but trail on percentage (118.52 to 104.97).
The visitors fell to second-placed Wangaratta, 55-44.
Amanda Umanski fired 38 goals to feature in the Pies’ best, with strong support from Hannah Grady.
Coach Kellie Keen also chipped in with 17 goals.
Zoe McLeish (26) and Claire Wilson (18) rounded out the Roos’ scoring, with the former and Ella Kingston terrific.
The round 14 results means the Roos and Tigers will meet on Saturday for a spot in the five.
And given Albury faces only one team in the top five in the final four games (Lavington in round 18) and the Roos three (Albury, Yarrawonga and North Albury), it’s a season-defining game for the Roos.
Meanwhile, Lavington has no such issues after toppling Wodonga Raiders, 45-33.
Sarah Meredith was superb in defence, her class and composure repelling a number of attacking raids by the home team.
Heidi Fisher and Alison Meani also played well, with the latter landing 27 goals.
Sarah Senini posted 18 at a highly respectable 79 per cent.
Raiders’ Georgia Thomas went one better, shooting at 80 with her 20 from 25.
Thomas was her team’s best, while Maggie St John played a leading hand.
“They’re obviously quite a young side and it’s a credit to them, a 12-goal loss, they really stuck it to us,” Lavington defender Kate Yesnch said.
The Panthers remain undefeated with a three-game break on Wangaratta.
They’re obviously quite a young side and it’s a credit to them, a 12-goal loss, they really stuck it to us.Kate Yensch
Third-placed North retained its game break over Yarrawonga with a 65-40 win over Wodonga.
The Hoppers’ Grace Senior now has 529 goals after grabbing a round-high 44 to be named the home team’s best.
Kirby Hilton and Hollie Kinning also featured.
Wodonga’s Kylie Murphy was the best with 23 goals.
And Yarrawonga toppled Wangaratta Rovers, 49-46.
Steph Elliott posted 35 goals with Paris Bonat starring.
The Hawks’ Caitlyn Cose shot 25 as Jami Hunt starred.