DARLEY and Sunbury have shaken the Ballarat Football League top six with victories that look likely to prove pivotal in the run to the finals.
The Devils stormed past North Ballarat City in a final quarter rout, kicking five goals to zero on the way to a 9.11 (65) to 6.8 (44) victory at Eureka Stadium.
In the process they dumped North Ballarat City from the the BFL top three.
Darley now moves into fourth position on the ladder, and a chance to claim a prized top three place come finals time with a round 18 showdown against East Point.
At the other end of the league, Sunbury ended Redan's 13-month winning spree with an 11.11 (77) to 4.4 (28) win at Clarke Oval. The eastern Lions retain second position on the ladder and are two wins clear of North City.
Cruising Steve Bradbury-like into third is East Point, which had to be rescued by three late goals to playing coach Dan Jordan before defeating Bacchus Marsh
12.13 (85) to 10.8 (68). It now seems likely the victor of the Kangaroos' match against Darley will claim third.
In other results, Ballarat defeated Sebastopol 10.17 (77) to 2.13 (25), and Melton South defeated Melton 16.11 (107) to 7.17 (59).