The Macleay Valley Rangers have leapfrogged back into second place on the ladder after they secured a 6-0 drubbing of Wauchope on Saturday.
The Rangers took a 1-0 lead into the break but found another gear in the second half as they piled on the goals.
Chad Applegate found the back of the net three times, while player-coach Chris Walker earned a brace and Kurt Riordan completed the scoring.
Walker was impressed with his side who improved on their disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Camden Haven a week earlier.
"We were a lot more patient this week. We held onto the ball a lot more and our passing was accurate," Walker told the Argus.
"I think fatigue started to set in for Wauchope in the second half as they had a few players backing up from reserve grade.
"We were able to assert our dominance and make it count on the score board."
Wauchope now enter the final round in danger of not earning a competition point all season, as they have struggled to find any form.
Meanwhile the Rangers head into their final regular season game knowing they need to win to cement second position.
They face the current competition leaders Port United, who are undefeated this season and have only dropped points in two draws.
Port Saints and Wallis Lake are both within striking distance of the Rangers and if they both win then the Rangers could drop to fourth position with a loss.
Second position locks up a home semi-final for the Rangers while fourth place is an elimination final.
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