WEDDERBURN has won the right to again challenge for the Halfhide Cup with an 89-point defeat of last year's grand final opponent St Arnaud.
Standing between the Redbacks and a historic third straight North Central league title is minor premier Charlton.
Sharpshooter Sam Barnes was at his brilliant best at the weekend, kicking 10 goals for the Redbacks.
Barnes has been in red-hot form, booting 33 goals in his past three matches.
Wedderburn was never really challenged by the Saints and always appeared to have the upper hand and kicked nine goals to five in the opening term, which set the stage for the remainder of the game.
St Arnaud's best term was the first and from there it was not able to match it with the Redbacks. Barnes and Herdman kicked nine of the Redbacks' 14 goals by half-time.
Liam Cunningham was the only dominant forward for the Saints in the first half with four goals.
Northern Territory recruits DionMunkara and Ross Tungatalum showed glimpses of their magic in the early quarters, but the Redbacks' defence shut them down and they had little influence after half-time.
Grigg was a strong contributor for the Saints, along with Batters who as usual gave his all for the Saints but support from others was limited as the Saints added three goals to bring their tally to eight by half-time.
Wedderburn was keen to continue the strong form it had produced in the first-half to gain a 33-point lead at the main break.
It was able to add a further five goals in the premiership quarter and hold its opponent to just three majors, with the game all but over by three-quarter time.