Terrigal-Avoca has recorded a crucial result over fellow powerhouses Newcastle City in the Black Diamond AFL, 48-14 winners.
It was a hard-fought contest – unbelievably the half-time score was just 11-10.
Terrigal-Avoca skipped away in the third.
The win consolidates second place for the Panthers on the ladder.
Maitland won a tight one over Wyong, the Bombers won a comfortable one over Gosford.
Singleton beat Nelson Bay, while Warners Bay absolutely thrashed Lake Macquarie.