Midlands Golf has managed a vitally important victory to keep alive its chances of reaching the Monday Pennant premier division finals series.
The team had been 20 points behind the fourth-placed Central Wendouree before the round 16 clash against the Bears, but produced a dominant display to trim the gap with two home and away games remaining.
Midlands Golf took 14 points from the fixture and now trail Central Wendouree by just eight.
Elsewhere on Monday, City Oval was able to get the better of top side Ballarat Memorial Sports in Alfredton.
The Hawks won just one rink for the day - skippered by Wayne Roberts - but still managed a 10-shot success.
BMS remains clear at the summit, but second-placed Buninyong has cut the margin to 11 points after its win over Daylesford.
Daylesford pushed the visitors, but eventually lost 61-58.
Creswick produced the most emphatic triumph of round 16 with a 52-shot thrashing of Avenue, while the day's other victor was Clunes, which was far too good for Sebastopol.
GOOD DAY: Janine Roberts and her City Oval side took the majority of the points in the top four showdown against BMS.
MIDLANDS GOLF 90 d CENTRAL WENDOUREE 53
P Kennedy 30 d C Gunn, M O'Meara, M Blake, T Gutteridge 14
P Carlyle 20 lt M Holloway, I Long, Joy Adams, C Johnson 25
D Speechley 40 d L Maple, T Lee, M Wilkins, L Vincent 14
S Glasspool, D Riordon, J Caddy, B Hetherington 35 d A Dickson, D Lyons, L Burke, D Hardiment 15
D Taylor-Irwin, B O'Malley, L Hetherington, G Flapper 27 d P O'Farrell, C Bowtell, G Coughlan, M Russell 13
S Pope, L Hocking, R Irwin, B Huntley 31 d J Auty, A Hewitt, G Kay, T Bowtell 13
NICE STYLE: Rosie Hickman's rink was beaten in the battle with City Oval, which also took overall honours in the round 16 encounter.
SEBASTOPOL 41 lt CLUNES 74
J Dunn, J Copeman, S Cassells, I Harvey 16 lt D Vorbach, B Hudson, L Dixon, J Dellavedova 24
N Walters, G Worsley, T Cole, D Pratt 7 lt A Shields, T Kinnersly, D Annear, M Vorbach 32
J Matthews, C Neil, B Flynn, I Hedger 18 dw M Harris, L Tucker, E Spong, A Carnegie 18
B Ryan, G Allan, J Bedggood, C Bryce 21 d S Grano, R Ryan, P Orr, J Harman 20
D Hampson, M Taylor, L Bryce, J Ryan 25 d C Magrath, L McKenzie, E Kierce, I Robinson 22
J Lindsay, B Hickman, R Hickman, K McLean 18 lt M Tait, K Nunn, J Roberts, W Roberts 32
DAYLESFORD 58 lt BUNINYONG 61
R Poxon, M Coffey, K Gibson, R Marshall 14 lt B Wilcock 21
A Bremner, G Coffey, D Bull, L Voterakis 30 d C Hayes 12
M Kew, W Goodwin, S Stupavski, M Tate 14 lt W Morgan 28
BOWL: Geoff Allen, of Ballarat Memorial Sports, sends down a shot during the battle with City Oval in Alfredton on Monday.