THURGOONA maintained its unbeaten record by kicking the final six goals of the match to defeat Chiltern by 32 points on Saturday.
The Bulldogs charged home with the breeze with veteran ruckman Jamarl O'Sullivan starring in only his second match of the season.
Star ball-winners Sam Cross, Michael Rampal and Kade Brown also came to the fore when needed.
Chiltern co-coach Rick Whitehead said the Swans needed to lead by more than eight points at the last change.
"We probably needed to be three goals up," Whitehead said.
"I thought there were still some good signs for us though.
"Thurgoona is a good, experienced side and we were in the game for a long time."
Ben Mason, Luke Bokic and Brodie Oates played well for Chiltern who lost Jayden Vandermeer early with a shoulder injury.
Coach Brett Doswell missed with a leg injury.
Rutherglen proved too strong for Wodonga Saints, winning by 50 points.
Midfielders Jared Farwell and Jed Griffin dominated for the victors in the Cats' cancer awareness round match.
Andrew Vanzanten played well for Wodonga Saints.