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.