Tumbarumba has a two-game cushion atop the Upper Murray league ladder after a gutsy 16-point victory at home to Cudgewa on Saturday.
The Roos led by just four points at the final change, but booted five goals to three in the last to run out 14.11 (95) to 11.13 (79) winners.
Five majors from Tyler Lampe was key for the hosts, while Jim Waters, James Munday, Jacob Read and Isaac Lampe also impressed.
Darcy McKimmie and Jack Ross were the Blues' best as Ben Hall finished with four goals.
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Bullioh controlled its home clash against Corryong from the outset to produce an 18.13 (121) to 11.7 (73) result.
Mackinley Haley-O'Neill led the way with five majors for the Bulldogs.
The ladder after round six is: Tumbarumba 20, Cudgewa 12, Bullioh 12, Federal 4, Corryong 0.
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