Sebastopol can start planning for a Ballarat Football League finals campaign.
The Burra locked away a top six berth with 33-point win over Bacchus Marsh at Maddingley Park on Saturday.
Sebastopol has not played finals since 2000, when it reached the grand final, only to lose to Melton by eight points.
With East Point dishing out a 79-point thrashing to North Ballarat City, Sebastopol is now three games and 38.14 per cent inside the top six.
The Burra has climbed to second and will next round meet East Point in a battle for top position.
East Point made the statement of the round in a performance which has left North Ballarat's finals aspirations hanging by a thread.
City is now two games out of the top six behind Melton and Darley
With its percentage taking a big hit, North Ballarat must now win all three remaining games and hope that either Melton or Darley lose all three.
The fixture makes it a possibility, with Melton still not a certainty to play finals.
City plays Darley next round and then faces Ballarat and Melton South.
Darley follows North Ballarat City with games against East Point and Ballarat.
Melton has an imposing run home against Sunbury, Sebastopol and Redan.
East Point produced a relentless second half to blast North Ballarat off the park at the Eastern Oval.
Down by eight points at half-time and fortunate not to be further behind an inaccurate, East Point kicked 14 goals to North's 1.1 after half-time in an emphatic display.
City's game fell apart and coach Shane Skontra did not hold back in the post-match assessment to his players.
Sunbury continued Darley's woes with 43-point victory at Clarke Oval - also stamping its authority on the match in the second half.
Redan did enough to keep Ballarat at bay by 49 points at the City Oval and Melton was always in control in a 76-point win over Lake Wendouree at MacPherson Park.
Sebastopol 2.4, 4.5, 8.6, 12.7 (79)
Bacchus Marsh 2.2, 4.4, 5.6, 6.8 (44)
GOALS - Sebastopol: Michael Powell 5, Chase Dummett 2, Tobias Thoolen 2, Lachlan Cassidy 1, Toby Hutt 1, Geoffrey Lovett 1. Bacchus Marsh: Jake Owen 3, Harrison King 1, Jack Parente 1, Kain Dickson 1
BEST - Sebastopol: Tony Lockyer, Michael Powell, Jacob Wilkinson, Chase Dummett, Ryan Noether, Lachlan Cassidy. Bacchus Marsh: Harrison King, Tyson Shea, Daniel Burton, Jake Owen, Connor Stone, Jack Parente
East Point 3.4, 10.6, 13.8, 19.14 (128)
North Ballarat City 2.5, 6.13, 6.13, 6.13 (49)
GOALS - East Point: Jacob Brown 5, Aden Nestor 2, Jake McQueen 2, Cameron Lovig 1, Billy Jones 1, Daniel Semmens 1, Mitchell Tuddenham 1, Jesse Baird 1, Jordan Johnston 1, Matthew Johnston 1, Joel Mahar 1, Clay Bilney 1, Mickitja Rotumah-Onus 1. North Ballarat City: Harry Loader 2, Adam Turley 2, Cameron McCallum 1, William Young 1
BEST - East Point: Billy Jones, Jake McQueen, Mickitja Rotumah-Onus, Jacob Brown, Clay Bilney, Matthew Johnston. North Ballarat City: Ryan Hobbs, Brock Leonard, Samuel Scally, Cameron McCallum, Sam Bromley-Lynch, Harry Loader
Melton 4.3, 12.6, 16.11, 18.13 (121)
Lake Wendouree 2.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.3 (45)
GOALS - Melton: Braedan Kight 8, Liam Carter 4, Riley Walker 1, Jack Walker 1, Mark Orr 1, Dyson Stevens 1, Shaun Campbell 1, Ryan Carter 1. Lake Wendouree: Jacob Coxall 4, Bailey Edwards 1, Jacob Lohmann 1, Caleb Hepworth 1
BEST - Melton: Braedan Kight, Liam Carter, Dyson Stevens, Connor Griffiths, Matt Denham, Ben Archard. Lake Wendouree: Jacob Coxall, Ben Taylor, Bailey Edwards, Joel O'Connell, Caleb Hepworth, Kynan Raven
Redan 4.6, 8.9, 9.13, 15.17 (107)
Ballarat 2.1, 5.4, 5.4, 8.10 (58)
GOALS - Redan: Lachlan McLean 3, Orren Stephenson 2, Alexander Harvey 2, Shaun Grigg 2, Lachlan George 2, Grant Bell 2, Patrick Britt 1, Dean Chester 1. Ballarat: Jack Blackburn 2, Daniel Kennedy 2, Tyler Constable 1, Lawson Prendergast 1, Grant Baldwin 1, William Garner 1
BEST - Redan: Lachlan George, Zac Jenkins, Jordan Baker, Liam Hoy, Alexander Harvey, Keenan Waterbury. Ballarat: Marcus Powling, Taylor Sutton, William Garner, Shane Pongho, Lawson Prendergast, Luke Wynd
Sunbury 0.2, 2.6, 6.8, 9.10 (64)
Darley 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 2.9 (21)
GOALS - Sunbury: Jack Landt 2, Dylan Landt 2, Jack Sheahan 2, Andrew Duhau 1, Liam Berry 1, Dylan Featon 1. Darley: Leigh Spiteri 1, Bailey Waasdorp 1
BEST - Sunbury: Alik Magin, Lachlan Bramble, Jayden Eales, Daylan Kempster, Grant Valles, Nathan Wood. Darley: Jake Edwards, Jake Ancrum, Luther Baker, Bryce Stephenson, Jacob Zeestraten, Bailey Waasdorp