BEECHWORTH has given itself a shot of climbing into the top-four after taking the honours on day one against ladder leader City Colts at Beechworth on Saturday.
The Wanderers did well to dismiss their opponents for 155 with the evergreen Mark Butters setting the tone early.
He picked up 2-29 and received support from Jake Biddulph (3-42) and Matthew Pearce (3-33).
City Colts’ Kent Braden topscored with 40 while Nick Morris ensured a respectable total was put on the board by making 39 down the order.
If Beechworth can chase down 155, it will be in a strong position to play finals as it meets Greta in the final round.
Yarrawonga-Mulwala made an imposing 9-308 against Benalla thanks to a superb 98 from Josh Lawrence.
Reid Clarke lent support with 69.
Ovens Valley United faces a fight after being held to 144 by Delatite.
Wangaratta Magpies are in the box seat against Greta.