HFNL wrap, gallery | Saints win thriller with stunning fourth quarter comeback

KOROIT produced a stunning comeback to to defeat Terang Mortlake by seven points in a thrilling Hampden league match.

Koroit was 43 points down at the 23-minute mark of the second term but in a dramatic transformation, kept Terang Mortlake goal-less in the second half.

The Saints, despite doing better in the third quarter, trailed by 26 points at three-quarter time. But three goals in less than three minutes to teenager James Gow (two) and Taylor Mulraney between the seven and 10-minute marks brought the game alive.

The Saints dominated possession and kept the ball inside its forward half but couldn't find a goal to hit the front until key forward Sam Dobson marked and goaled from a set shot 20 metres out at the 20-minute mark.

His goal the Saints a one-point lead but two minutes later last week's hero Jeremy Hausler cluncked a big mark at the top of the goal square and calmy converted to seal the seven-point result.

The win entrenched Koroit in second place on the ladder while the loss dropped fourth-placed Terang Mortlake out of the five.

South Warrnambool leapt into the five with a 20-point win over Camperdown while Portland scored its first win on the road since round 15 last year and just its third in its Hampden league history with a hard-fought triumph over Cobden.

Warrnambool extended its unbeaten run to eight with a comfortable 68-point win over Port Fairy and North Warrnambool Eagles consolidated third spot with a big 57-point win against the Hamilton Kangaroos at Bushfield Recreation Reserve.

Results | HFNL Round 8 Football

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