Ladder leaders Mildura jumped Robinvale Euston in a vital Sunraysia Football League game for the Eagles played at the John James Oval at Robinvale on Saturday
The Eagles lost two players with injury in 10 minutes during the third quarter.
Travis Bussell, who had been one of the Eagles best, crashed in a marking contest and was not only knocked out but suffered a major eye socket injury in the incident,
Play was stopped straight away as Bussell was stretchered off and taken by Ambulance to Hospital.
A short time later Aaron McInnes left the field with a back injury, further depleting the bench.
Robinvale-Euston theoretically can still make the four if Mildura beat Imperials in the round 18 clash at number One oval next Saturday and Robinvale Euston thrash Wentworth at the George Gordon Oval at Dareton.
The percentage turnaround figure is about 16 goals. By winning on Saturday over South Mildura Imperials improved their percentage from 118.9 top 125.43.
Robinvale Euston lost by two goals to Mildura which reduced their percentage from 121.44 to 118.68.
Ouyen’s Will Farrer – the League’s leading goal kicker, booted two goals early before suffering a major arm injury, sending him from the field.
He has a suspected broken arm which puts a major doubt over him playing in this year’s finals series.
OUYEN UNITED v. WENTWORTH Round 17 - 12/08/2017
Ouyen United 4.3, 8.11, 12.18, 18.22 (130)
Wentworth 1.3, 3.4, 4.5, 4.6 (30)
GOALS, Ouyen United : Luke Stanbrook 4, Joshua Gregg 3, William Farrer 2, Bradley Vallance 2, Dean Staunton 2, James Morrish 1, Marcus Healy 1, Joab Mead 1, Mitchell Taylor 1, Josiah Farrer Wentworth : Aaron Duck 1, Kaine Behr 1, Jake Healy 1, Bevan Wade 1
BEST, Ouyen United : Josiah Farrer, Luke Stanbrook, Dean Staunton, Joshua Gregg, Jacob Grigg, Marcus Healy Wentworth : Joshua Dean, Nick Jensen, Zachary McGlynn, Lachlan Murdoch, Kaine Behr, Aaron Duck
MERBEIN v. RED CLIFFS Round 17 - 12/08/2017
Merbein 4.6, 7.8, 12.15, 17.17 (119)
Red Cliffs 3.2, 6.5, 8.5, 11.10 (76)
GOALS, Merbein : Joseph Cavallo 3, Jack Fallon 2, Jason Kirby 2, Matthew West 2, Joshua Valerio 2, Joshua Carmichael 2, Ashley Rowe 2, Ryan Walker 1, Jarrod Buckley 1 Red Cliffs : Justin Smart 3, Joey Cua 2, Bradley Hassell 2, Jarrod McGlashan 1, Warwick Williams 1, Christopher Lee 1, Jay Turlan 1
BEST, Merbein : Jack Fallon, Nicholas Robertson, James Kennedy, Andrew Arden, Joseph Cavallo, Ashley Rowe Red Cliffs : Warwick Williams, Jarrod McGlashan, James Cooper, Bradley Campbell-Phillips, Charles Shaw
ROBINVALE-EUSTON v. MILDURA Round 17 - 12/08/2017
Mildura 5.3, 9.9, 11.11, 12.16 (88)
Robinvale-Euston 1.4, 6.6, 8.9, 11.10 (76)
GOALS, Mildura : Ashley Spencer 2, Kobe Brown 2, Carmelo Lando 2, Josh Martin 2, Dustin Gordon 1, Andrew Richardson 1, Anthony Matthews 1, Heath Caldwell 1 Robinvale-Euston : Ethan Gill 4, Braidyn Turner 2, Aaron McKinnis 2, Daniel Iudica 1, Ryan Middlebrook 1, Isaiah Togo 1
BEST, Mildura : Ilario Cavallo, Todd Hughes, Andrew Richardson, Tyler Martin, Ashley Spencer, Heath Caldwell, Josh Martin, Vince Tassone. Robinvale-Euston : David Fevaleaki, Clayton Taylor, Ethan Gill, Leon Johnson, Daniel Iudica, Joshua Moimoi,
IMPERIALS v. SOUTH MILDURA Round 17 - 12/08/2017
Imperials 3.3, 8.6, 16.11, 21.14 (140)
South Mildura 2.0, 4.2, 4.3, 8.6 (54)
GOALS, Imperials : Adam Hartlett 7, Jayden Fox 5, Jack Noonan 2, Gene Palazzo 2, Mackenzie Mayne 1, Dylan Darby 1 Alexander Douglas 1, Thomas Stevenson 1, Jarrod McNally 1
South Mildura : Aaron Rowe 2, Anthony Gauci 1, Evan Duryea 1, Dallas Holmes 1, Harry Babidge 1, Jacob Dickason 1, Nathan Turley 1 BEST, Imperials : Jayden Fox, Adam Hartlett, Alexander Douglas, Ben Hallam, Mackenzie Mayne, Gene Palazzo, Brendan Rhodes, Jack Humphrey, , South Mildura Adam Luitjes, Damien Ford, Dallas Holmes, Jarryn Male, Tom Babidge, Aaron Rowe, Anton Robson, Jarrod Lay