WAUBRA now sit clear on top of the Central Highlands Football League ladder after scrapping its way to a 13-point victory against Dunnstown.
After scoring their first win for the year last week, the Towners were matching it with the heavyweights of the competition.
Apart from mini lapses in concentration, where the Roos kicked consecutive goals in the first and third quarters, Dunnstown played like winners.
Ruckman Aaron Brennan was using his strength for the Towners with a number of contested marks around the ground, while vice captain Sean Gleeson got plenty of the ball.
Captain Dan Parry had the daunting job on Waubra forward Tony Mirabella, the competition’s leading goal-kicker heading into the round.
Mirabella started brilliantly, with two first quarter goals as the game loomed as a blow out.
In the intriguing dual, Parry went back to basics and played in front and limited Mirabella’s ability on the lead, leaving him goalless for the remaining three quarters.
It was a test of depth for the Roos, with a number of key players missing, but they delivered and were all smiles post-match knowing it was a tough encounter.
It was a goalless final term for both teams, but the end result can be put down to Waubra’s effectiveness at vital stages.
Late goals to Tim Cullinan and Nick Harrington in the third term set up the match-winning lead.
Waubra will be pleased to be sitting on top of the table ahead of its clash with Skipton at home this weekend, while Dunnstown will need to play with a similar intensity against Hepburn.
Waubra 8.8 (56)
Dunnstown 6.7 (43)