BILLABONG Crows put some scratchy form behind them with an impressive 21-point win over Rand-Walbundrie-Walla at Walla on Saturday.
After disappointing showings against Howlong and Lockhart in recent weeks, the Crows hit back strongly to go a long way towards stitching up a berth in the finals.
Cameron Sandral was outstanding in only his third senior game for the club this season while Logan Kerr, Bronson Schofield and John Simpson also thrived in the heavy conditions.
Al Austin was rock solid in defence and Nick Brockley always looked ominous with three goals playing deep in attack.
The Giants closed the gap to six points midway through the final term through good play from Daniel Lieschke, Jack and Chris Duck and Anthony Hartshorn but they were unable to close out the game.
The Crows have jumped to fourth spot and play a crucial match against Holbrook on Saturday.