NORTH Warrnambool Eagles turned the tables on Warrnambool, winning a thrilling Hampden league final round match by one point at Reid Oval today.
The Eagles lost to the Blues by two points in round nine.
Creative onballer Jake Myles kicked the winning behind in the dying stages.
The hard-fought win was a confidence-booster heading into finals but wasn't enough to elevate the Eagles into the top three.
Koroit won the minor premiership, Cobden finished second and Warrnambool third.
North Warrnambool Eagles finished fourth and Camperdown fifth.
The Eagles led for most of the game after kicking the first four goals in a blistering opening term.
Robbie Gregg kicked three of his five goals in the second term.
The Eagles took a 14-point lead into the final change but the Blues, as they had all game, kept coming.
Scores were level after about 23 minutes.
The Blues hit the front when Jason Rowan snapped a behind.
Myles then had two shots at goal, both which resulted in points.
North Warrnambool Eagles coach David Haynes said Myles' first shot, which was marked by a Warrnambool player before being taken over the line, was deemed touched.
Haynes said he was pleased with the Eagles' form heading into their cut-throat final against Camperdown.
Port Fairy finished its season on a high, beating Terang Mortlake at Gardens Oval.
The Seagulls' 8.14 (62) to 3.7 (25) was their second of the season.
The Bloods were kept goalless after half-time.
Cobden moved up to second spot with an 80-point belting of Portland at Hanlon Park.
The Bombers won 16.16 (112) to 4.8 (32), with Marcus Hickey booting six goals.
Camperdown key forward Dan Casey kicked 14 goals in the Magpies' 115-point drubbing of South Warrnambool at Leura Oval to win the league goal-kicking award.
Casey finished the season with 75 goals, to win from Rowan (62 goals).
The Magpies defeated bottom-placed South Warrnambool, 25.13 (163) to 6.12 (48).
Koroit secured the minor premierships on the back of its 59-point win against Hamilton Kangaroos.
The Saints won, 21.16 (142) to 12.11 (83).
They set up their win with a 6.5 to 0.2 opening term.
Sam Dobson and Joe McLaren each kicked five goals for the Saints.