BEECHWORTH look set to play a major role in shaping the top-five after bringing down Rutherglen by 11 points at Rutherglen on Saturday.
Only a week after upsetting Yackandandah, the Bushrangers showed it was no fluke by running out 12.6 (78) to 9.13 (67) victors.
Defender Kayde Surrey followed up his strong performance on Trent Castles by holding Nick Brockley to two goals while Campbell Fendyk and Tom Cartledge picked up plenty of possessions in the midfield.
"We are starting to limit our lapses and playing for four quarters," coach Shaun Pritchard said.
"Earlier in the year we were switching off for 10 or 15 minutes and it was costing us 10 goals.
"We aren't getting carried away but hopefully we will put a few more wins on the board and continue to improve."
Pat McCarthy, Ryan Harry and Dylan Pritchard were also prominent for the victors.