NOT for the first time this season, St Arnaud has come from behind to steal victory.
The Saints trailed Wycheproof-Narraport at every change – albeit by no more than two goals – but kicked four goals to one in the final term to steal an important 17-point win at Wycheproof Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
Nick Coghlan proved a key for the Saints, kicking six of their 13 goals in the 13.9 (87) to 10.10 (70) triumph.
James Wray was named the Saints’ best in his second match back from injury, while Dan McGrath, Ricky Wild and Caleb Bloomer also impressed.
North Central interleague coach James Coastworth – in his first game back from a jaw injury – threatened to win the game for the Demons off his own boot.
Coatsworth slammed home seven goals to be named the Demons’ best, but he could not quite get his side over the line.
Donald produced arguably its best performance of the season, challenging Boort before going down by 31 points at Cobram Estate Oval, Boort.
The Royal Blues trailed by just 22 points at the main change and won the final quarter, but could not chase down the Magpies.
Seamus Young, five goals, and Adam Hall, four, hit the scoreboard for the Royal Blues, while youngsters Brody Haddow and Sam Dunstan impressed, as did Luke Carr.
Magpie Andrew White kicked five goals to be named his team’s best.
Birchip-Watchem will be wondering what could have been after being run down by Charlton at George Cartwright Oval, Birchip.
The Bulls led from early in the first quarter until midway through the final term – twice by 20 or more points.
But two late goals from Navy Blue Daniel Thiesz gave Charlton a 10.6 (66) to 9.4 (58) win.
A win could have propelled the Bulls into the top four, but instead they are now two games behind fourth-placed Boort.