Boomers kept the pressure on the rest of the top four with a 12-0 drubbing of Melrose at Melrose Park on Sunday.
Kye Halloway had a hat trick by the 23rd minute as the visitors piled on eight goals before half-time.
He finished the game with four and Jack Drummond netted a hat trick, while Jason Colombera (two), coach Andrew Grove (two) and Pieter Noordewier also joined in on the goal fest.
Wangaratta scored late to escape with a 3-3 draw away to Twin City.
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Albury United moved back to top spot with a 7-0 result against St Pats.
Myrtleford remains third thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over Albury City.
Albury Hotspurs ground out a 1-0 win against Wodonga Diamonds at La Trobe.
Cobram had the bye.
The men's ladder after 13 rounds is: Albury United 31, Wangaratta 31, Myrtleford 28, Boomers 26, Albury City 24, Albury Hotspurs 21, Wodonga Diamonds 15, Twin City 14, Cobram 13, St Pats 12, Melrose 5.
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