A DANGER game for Allansford has passed without incident, with the second-placed Cats claiming the points on Saturday.
Allansford had the tough task of an away game against Nirranda but showed the Blues a clean pair of heels with a 31-point win.
In a low-scoring game, a five-goal-to-one first half established a match-winning break for Allansford.
That lead could have been even greater if the Cats had kicked better for goal with 10 more scoring shots for the half .
Allansford coach James Byrne said his team wasted many early opportunities.
"We kicked seven points and if we had have managed three more goals from those shots it would have given us a bigger break," Byrne said.
While Byrne was disappointed with his team's conversion rate, he was happy with the contribution of a number of his players.
He highlighted the games of Leatham Robe, Joe McCosh, Ben McLean and Joel Cornelissen as important in the team's victory.
The immediate future looks bright for the Cats, who have a home game against Russells Creek this Saturday.
A greater challenge faces Nirranda who are away to Dennington, with a loss likely to prove costly to its finals aspirations.