It may only be round two, but Tumbarumba has sent shock waves through the Upper Murray league with an impressive 32-point win against reigning premiers Bullioh at Tumbarumba on Saturday.
The Roos went down by more than 80 points to Cudgewa in the season opener a week earlier, but responded with a 17.15 (117) to 13.7 (85) victory against the Bulldogs.
Tumbarumba led at every change, but were just a goal clear at the final change before it piled on seven goals to three in the last quarter.
Brendon Lane led the way for the Roos with six majors, Harry Nunn was in everything and finished the day with four, Jacob Read and Steven Hoffman kicked two apiece, while coach Quinn Rooney, James Waters and John Pearn hit the scoreboard for the hosts.
Fynn De Bono and Lachlan Vogan were also among Tumbarumba's best.
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President Mont Waters was rapt with the display from the side in what was Tumbarumba's first win against Bullioh since 2016.
"It's really good for our club so early in the season," he said.
"This might sound silly, but we were encouraged last week even though we lost by 80 points against Cudgewa.
"We had 12 new players and it was the first time they'd all played together.
"We've faced a few hurdles as a league, but if we have an even competition, the Upper Murray will go on."
Bullioh's Harry Schubert and Shane Price nabbed four and three goals, respectively.
Meanwhile, Corryong stormed home in the last quarter to defeat arch rivals Federal by 14 points at Corryong Recreation Reserve.
The Demons trailed by 16 points at the final change, but produced five goals to one in the last to record a 15.17 (107) to 14.9 (93) triumph.
Sam Cross booted seven goals in his return to the club, coach Mitch Harris nabbed four, while Bryce Johnstone was the other multiple goal-kicker with two.
Matt Findlay, Matt McNamara, Thomas Shanks and Jesse Crawford were among the standouts.
Mitchell Pieper kicked five and was Federal's best.
Cudgewa had the bye.
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