The enigmatic Harry Kelly booted five in a strong performance, ensuring the Reds got home over OMs.
Ed Watkin booted three, while Nick Pirrie proved a strength all day. The U23s are two games clear in second, and just a game behind their stablemates.
Old Xaverians Red 4.2-26 9.4-58 12.6-78 13.12-90
Old Melburnians 3.1-19 6.2-38 8.7-55 9.11-65
Goal Kickers: H. Kelly 5, E. Watkin 3, L. Jorgensen 2, N. Pirrie 2, A. Amato
Best Players: N. Pirrie, H. Kelly, C. Wilson, E. Watkin, P. Nunan, M. Ongarato