The Ballarat Football League top six is finalised.
Only the order in which they finish is to be decided with two home and away rounds to play.
Darley extinguished North Ballarat City's fnals hopes at Mars Stadium on Saturday - getting away with a decisive third term to score by 21 points.
The only certainty inside the top six is that top side East Point will finish in the top two.
A bye in the last round guarantees the Roos a minimum 52 premiership points and with their superior percentage second in the lowest they will finish.
East Point was the only side in the top six not to change position in round 14.
Redan moved up two places to second, while Melton and Darley climbed tw spots.
Sebastopol and Sunbury were the big losers, falling three places.
As close as the battle at the top is, East Point can rightly calim premiership favouritism after out-classing Sebastopol by 42 points.
The Burra closed within two goals early in the third quarter, but the Roos withstood the challenge in the top -of-the-table clash at Marty Busch Reserve and then kicked away in the last term.
Melton grabbed an early advantage into the wind against Sunbury at MacPherson Park and always held sway on the way to an 18-point win - undoubtedly its most important of the year.
The loss keeps a question mark over Sunbury when playing away from home, something it will need to address in the finals.
Redan defeated Melton South by 54 points at Melton and was rewarded with second position and Lake Wendouree resisted a late challenge to hold off Bacchus Marsh by 12 points at CE Brown Reserve.
EAST POINT 48 162.67
REDAN 48 122.02 - up two spots
MELTON 44 137.60 - up two spots
DARLEY 44 128.44 - up two spots
SEBASTOPOL 44 127.40 - down three spots
SUNBURY 44 119.73 - down thee spots
North Ballarat City 32 96.43
Bacchus Marsh 28 111.06
Lake Wendouree 26 67.30
Ballarat 22 69.02
Melton South 12 40.17
Lake Wendouree 3.5, 5.9, 7.13, 8.15 (63)
Bacchus Marsh 3.1, 4.5, 6.8, 7.9 (51)
GOALS - Lake Wendouree: Jacob Coxall 2, Callum Mc Kay 2, Joel O'Connell 1, Caleb Hepworth 1, Shane Hutchinson 1, Mitchell Phillips 1. Bacchus Marsh: Aaron Willitts 2, Brodie Easton 1, Rylan Porter 1, Daniel Burton 1, Nicholas Stuhldreier 1, Connor Stone 1
BEST - Lake Wendouree: William Henderson, Bailey Edwards, Liam Hepworth, Ben Taylor, Scott Carlin, Mitchell Phillips. Bacchus Marsh: Daniel Burton, Thomas Wardell, Tyson Shea, Ryley Stuhldreier, Brodie Easton, Jake Owen
Melton 3.3, 5.7, 6.9, 6.13 (49)
Sunbury 0.3, 0.3, 2.12, 3.13 (31)
GOALS - Melton: Mark Orr 3, Shaun Campbell 2, Matt Denham 1. Sunbury: Leigh Brennan 1, Jayden Eales 1, Jiaya Mitchell 1
BEST - Melton: Matt Denham, Lachlan Walker, Dyson Stevens, Mark Orr, Shaun Campbell, Lachlan Hickey. Sunbury: Alik Magin, Corey Mobilio, Lachlan Bramble, Jiaya Mitchell, Michael Edwards, Nathan Wood
Darley 2.4, 5.8, 11.8, 12.13 (85)
North Ballarat City 2.3, 3.6, 5.14, 8.16 (64)
GOALS - Darley: Jake Ancrum 3, Jake Edwards 2, Mark Hanson 2, Leigh Spiteri 1, Bryce Stephenson 1, Andrew Azzopardi 1, Luther Baker 1, Joel Cadman 1. North Ballarat City: Izaac Johnson 3, Sam Bromley-Lynch 2, Timothy Speirs 1, Fletcher Loader 1, William Young 1.
BEST - Darley: Luther Baker, Jake Ancrum, Shane Page, Brian Graham, Darren Leonard, Nash Reynolds. North Ballarat City: Adam Turley, Ryan Hobbs, Sam Bromley-Lynch, Timothy Speirs, Clay Jenkins, Tom Bromley-Lynch
East Point 3.4, 5.7, 7.10, 10.16 (76)
Sebastopol 1.3, 1.5, 3.9, 4.10 (34)
GOALS - East Point: Jordan Johnston 4, Jake McQueen 2, Aden Nestor 1, Brad Whittaker 1, Matthew Johnston 1, Cameron Lovig 1. Sebastopol: Toby Hutt 2, Michael Powell 1, Tony Lockyer 1
BEST - East Point: Jordan Johnston, Dallas Martin, Clay Bilney, Chris Carson, Drew Murphy, Daniel Tung. Sebastopol: Jacob Wilkinson, Toby Hutt, Jordan Gercovich, Tony Lockyer, Lachlan Cassidy, Sam Jenkins
Redan 3.6, 8.8, 14.16, 16.21 (117)
Melton South 2.1 4.4 6.5, 9.9 (63)
GOALS - Redan: Lachlan McLean 5, Grsnt Bell 3, Pat Fitzgibbon 3, Alex Harvey 2, Lachie George 2, Stuart Aberdein. Melton South: Aaron Clarke 4, Sean Humphries 2, Matt Sullivan, Shaun White, Jon Bell
BEST - Lachie George, Alex Harvey, Orren Stephenson, Lachlan McLean, Liam O'Brien, Jacob Short. Melton South: Paul Bower, Will Thornton-Gielen, Dale Houghton, AaaronClarke, Sean Humphries, Jacob Thornton Gielen