THE Darley resurgence continues.
A 10-goal opening quarter set up a massive 63-point win for the Devils over Lake Wendouree at Darley Park, in a match in which the Lakers never got close.
Darley jumped out of the blocks to kick the first seven goals of the game with a stiff breeze at its back and from the point onwards, were able to dictate the match to win 21.15 (141) to 11.12 (67).
Steve Kennedy once again showed why he is arguably the best player in the Ballarat Football League, racking up countless possessions and kicking four goals, while fellow recruit Anthony Chiu was also prolific.
There were few winners across the ground for the Lakers, although Hugh Herben battled hard as did Ben Hayes, who performed one of the most spectacular spoils in history as he stood on top of a pack to punch a ball that was destined to be a goal.
The win is the Devils' third in a row after a torrid start to the season and secured their spot in the top six, while Lake Wendouree is hanging on to sixth position just by percentage.
ELSEWHERE, Ballarat held off a courageous Sunbury outfit to win by eight points at Alfredton Oval.
The Lions cut the margin back to just one point in the final quarter, but like last week, fell just short in the final term.
The final scoreboard read Ballarat 8.8 (56) to Sunbury 7.6 (48).
EAST Point played arguably its best match for the year, smashing fellow finals aspirant Melton by 76 points at Eastern Oval.
In the Kangaroos' second big win in the wet for the year, Hayden Walters kicked four goals and Daniel Tung was named best on ground in the midfield.
AND in the final match of the round, Melton South secured its second win for the season with a 68-point win over Sebastopol.
Reece Miles continued his stellar form and was best on ground, adding four goals from the midfield.
The Panthers went on to win 17.22 (124) to 8.8 (56).