A NINE-goal third quarter kicked Rupertswood to victory against Hampton Rovers for a win that keeps the eighth-placed team on the coat-tails of the VAFA Premier C finals race.
Rupo shrugged the winless last-placed team with the third-quarter blitz on the way to winning 17.11 (113) to 10.11 (71).
The win keeps Rupertswood (6-6) within six premiership points of fourth-placed Old Camberwell (7-1-4) albeit with Rupo having the worst percentage of any of the teams chasing fourth.
Monash Blues (1-11) are one loss away from relegation and Hampton Rovers (0-12) were mathematically relegated by the weekend defeat.
Rupertswood led by two goals at quarter-time but Hampton fought back to trail 34-37 at the long break.
Rupertswood then unleashed 9.6 in the third quarter to Hampton's 2.3 to open a 48-point lead at the last change.
Hampton Rovers 10.11 (71) lt Rupertswood 17.11 (113)
GOALS - Hampton Rovers: N. Lyall, A. Ross 2, M. Care, J. Baxter, J. Wilson, E. Turner, T. Youl, A. Fisher.
Rupertswood: L. Brennan 4, M. Wilson 3, L. Baddeley, M. Quigley, C. Kendall, M. Smith 2, B. Swallow, B. Riley
BEST - Hampton Rovers: R. Atkins, J. Wilson, M. Care, S. Clements, J. Donald, A. Power. Rupertswood: L. Baddeley, B. Swallow, M. Gaunt, N. Egan, B. Gay, C. Kendall