Mongrels sail past a depleted Wreckers
Top-of-the-ladder Mongrels faced third-placed Wreckers, who have been the quiet but consistent achievers, in what should have been the match of the round.
But Wreckers went into the match missing a number of regular players and were no match for Mongrels.
Mongrels led 3–2 at the end of the first round, but dropped only two more games to easily account for Wreckers, 11–4.
Warriors also dominated their match in the Samson Hotel local derby against new team Samson Slayers, winning 12–3.
Mongrels and Warriors are four and three matches ahead respectively of third-placed Wreckers, and both teams are can be assured of a top-two finish.
Punishers caused the upset of the round.
Recaholics, in fourth place, would have been looking forward to narrowing the gap to third but Punishers dealt them an 8–7 defeat that would have normally made them vulnerable to dropping out of the top four.
Working in their favour was the fact that the Taverners, in fifth position, forfeited to Animals 10–0, which will almost certainly relegate the Taverners to the B-grade finals.