WODONGA and Benalla played out a thrilling tie in their Ovens and Murray A1 pennant match at Wodonga on Saturday.
In one of the clashes of the season, each of the four rinks went down to the dying ends.
Peter McLarty's side was outstanding in edging out Darren Salam 26-22.
But Benalla struck back through Kyle Pugh defeating Mason Bayliss 24-22 and Chris Randall accounting for Josh Rudd 22-20.
Paul Davies and Chris Cooney's epic clash ended in a 22-all draw.
Benalla will face another tough assignment when it does battle with pennant favourite Wangaratta at Benalla this weekend.
In a tight round of matches, bottom-placed Rutherglen defeated Yarrawonga 89-81.
Kiewa edged out Corowa Civic 90-85 and undefeated Wangaratta upstaged YMGCR 109-84.
The ladder after six rounds is: Wangaratta 82, Wodonga 71, Benalla 56, YMGCR 35, Kiewa 32, Corowa Civic 31, Yarrawonga 28, Rutherglen 25.