Henderson, who was pencilled in to bet VFL attire Werribee this season, continued his exceptional campaign for Sturt in the 11.14 (80) to 7.5 (45) round 8 win.

The stylish midfielder collected 25 disposals and six clearances to be among the Blues’ leading performers.

Henderson topped the memorable outing with a goal– the last of the match– which sealed the essential win for Sturt.

Colleague and Moama export Aidyn Johnson contributed strongly and was back to his best.

The former AFL footballer booted 2 objectives and ended up the day with 12 disposals.

The result puts Sturt right back in finals contention with 3 rounds of the season staying.

Elsewhere, Shepparton item Nik Rokahr was not able to carry Norwood to success against Central District.

The Redlegs suffered a shock 13-point defeat at the hands of the seventh-placed Central District.

Coming off a standout best afield effort the previous week, Rokahr was quieter than typical and managed 20 disposals and a goal.

The 2018 premiership Bear also gathered 6 marks in the loss.

● Down south Nathalia premiership player Nathan Oakes did everything he might to raise Lauderdale to triumph in the Tasmania State League.

Oakes booted an objective and ended up in the Bombers’ list of better players in the 9.6 (60) to 11.14 (80) defeat to Clarence.

In spite of the loss, Oakes and his Lauderdale teammates stay 3rd on the ladder.

● On the other hand, previous Shepparton junior Orien Kerr will make a look in the QAFL finals series this weekend.

Kerr, who signed with VFL-outfit North Melbourne this year, will pull the boots on for Mt Gravatt in the removal final against Palm Beach Currumbin.

It will be a huge test for Kerr and Mt Gravatt, with the Vultures suffering a 48-point defeat to Palm Beach at the weekend.

Mt Gravatt went down 7.12 (54) to 15.12 (102) in the final round of the season.