RIDDELL completed a season double against Romsey with an emphatic 54-point win at a soggy Riddell Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
The Bombers have returned to the Riddell District Football League minor premiership mix in the past fortnight and sounded a warning with the 12.12 (84) to 3.12 (30) win.
Diggers Rest claimed outright ladder leadership with the Romsey slip-up, the Burras' 11-1 record a game ahead of Sunbury Kangaroos (10-3), Romsey (10-2) and Riddell (10-3).
Click on the image below for our gallery of the big game.
Romsey was never in the hunt on Saturday, held to a solitary point in the first quarter and down 7.9 to four points at half-time.
Jarrod Silvester was the Bombers' leading forward with three goals, while Brian Ruffell and Troy Scoble booted two each.
Nathan Blair kicked two of Romsey's three goals for the afternoon, while Mitch Farmer was the Redbacks' best in the heavy defeat.
The Redbacks' only two losses this season have been to the Bombers.
At Diggers Rest, visiting Macedon pushed the home team but ultimately fell to an 11-point loss.
The 11.7 (73) to 9.8 (62) defeat leaves Macedon ahead of Melton Central in the race for sixth spot on percentage only.
At the foot of the table, Woodend Hesket took a big step away from the wooden spoon battle with a 20-point win against Rockbank.
James Hepburn booted five goals as the Hawks won 10.10 (70) to Rockbank 7.8 (50) and join the Rams and Lancefield on three wins, one game ahead of bottom pair Kilmore and Broadford (both 2-10).
The Bombers and Roos will sit out this weekend, having played their round 13 match already on July 8.
RIDDELL DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE ROUND 12 SCOREBOARD
Sunbury Kangaroos 16.9 (105) d Broadford 5.6 (36)
GOALS - Sunbury Kangaroos: Phillip Kaufmann 3, Jared Pretty, Mitchell Streiff 2, Jason King, Lucas Dowson, Ryan Pretty, Matt Welsh, Matthew Leonard, Tierone Cuffe, Shane Bishop, Adam Walsh, Jamie Cuffe.
Broadford: Aaron Gleeson 2, Dean Hibbert, Daniel Burcul, Matthew Coomans.
BEST - Sunbury Kangaroos: Jacob Opie, Matt Welsh, Robert Johnson, Adam Walsh, Brenton Sutherland, Tierone Cuffe.
Broadford: Adam Sanders, Grant Wearne, Matthew Coomans, Matthew Whitty, James Ingham, Brendan Walsh
Diggers Rest 11.7 (73) d Macedon 9.8 (62)
GOALS - Diggers Rest: Stephen Ruane, Cameron Woods 2, Shaun Sims, Nathan Holloway, Cole Laurie, Shane Marchewka, Stuart Clarke, Joseph Piccolo, Tom Evans.
Macedon: Ross Moloney 2, Peter Markworth, Mark Strickland, Josh Clough, Aaron Christiansen, Shaun Neeson, Thomas Walliss, Sean Phillips.
BEST - Diggers Rest: Stuart Clarke, Cameron Woods, Nathan Holloway, Shaun Sims, John Ryan, Jeff Heritage.
Macedon: Ross Moloney, Josh Clough, Jason Davies, Clinton Burgess, Mark Strickland, Darren Goodwin
Lancefield 9.3 (57) lt Melton Central 12.11 (83)
GOALS - Lancefield: John Baker 7, Aaron Andrews, Matthew Burkett.
Melton Central: Paul Henderson 3, Kane Bullen, Josh Bamford, Adam Fenton 2, Mark Gillman, Steven James, Matthew O'Brien.
BEST - Lancefield: Matthew Bowden, Christopher James, Christopher Burkett, John Baker, Matthew Burkett, Lyndon Thompson
Melton Central: Josh Bamford, Scott Matthews, Johnathan O'Brien, Kane Bullen, Chris Lock
Riddell 12.12 (84) d Romsey 3.12 (30)
GOALS - Riddell: Jarrod Silvester 3, Brian Ruffell, Troy Scoble 2, Haydn Ross, Peter Robertson, Ricky Elliott, James Climas, James Nolan.
Romsey: Nathan Blair 2, Benjamin Morrison.
BEST - Riddell: James Nolan, Jarrod Silvester, Daniel Sahlberg, Brayden Allen, Matt Sammut, Ben Sonogan
Romsey: Mitchell Farmer, David Henderson, Shannon Green, Danny Harrison, Ashley McNaughton, Michael Robertson
Rockbank 7.8 (50) lt Woodend Hesket 10.10 (70)
GOALS - Rockbank: Michael Lindsey 2, Matthew Edwards, Scott Bell, Bryce Hall, Russell Rich, Trent Corbett
Woodend Hesket: James Hepburn 5, Matthew Quinn, Jesse Sheppard, Brendan Backhouse, Matthew Bourke, Samuel McMillan.
BEST - Rockbank: Bryce Hall, Thomas Mainey, Kurt Lipp, Michael Kennedy, Jamie Zerafa, Craig Sargent
Woodend Hesket: Samuel McMillan, Brendan Backhouse, Jamie Stembridge, James Hepburn, Jesse Sheppard, Matthew Bourke
Others: Wallan 9.13 (67) d Kilmore 2.7 (19)
1. Diggers Rest (11-1) 176%
2. Sunbury Kangaroos (10-3) 265%
3. Romsey (10-2) 225%
4. Riddell (10-3) 163%
5. Wallan (8-4) 102%
6. Macedon (5-1-6) 123%
7. Melton Central (5-1-6) 88%
8. Woodend Hesket (3-9) 61%
9. Rockbank (3-9) 61%
10. Lancefield (3-9) 40%
11. Kilmore (2-10) 52%
12. Broadford (2-10) 52%
ROUND 13: Broadford v Wallan, Kilmore v Diggers Rest, Lancefield v Romsey, Melton Central v Rockbank, Macedon v Woodend Hesket, Riddell 10.13 (73) d Sunbury Kangaroos 10.12 (72) *played on July 8