AN eight-goal haul from star forward Ben Dobson propelled Koroit to a massive victory over Port Fairy last Saturday.
Dobson was the star of the show as the Saints defeated the Seagulls at the Gardens Oval by 122 points.
The win elevated the Saints to the top three and was a big lift for their percentage in a tight top end of the ladder.
Koroit went into last Saturday's game clear favourite, but found itself battling early as the Seagulls matched it for much of the first quarter.
The Saints took a 19-point lead into quarter-time before stepping up the pace with a big second quarter where they slammed on eight goals to one.
This domination continued into the second half, with Koroit kicking 11 goals to three to win by 122 points the same margin as in round one against the Seagulls.
The performance will give the Saints some real momentum ahead of their clash against Warrnambool this Saturday at Victoria Park. The Blues are in second place and a game clear of the Saints in third place so the game is vital for both sides.
While Dobson was the star, the Saints would also have been pleased with the form of youngsters Hayden Drew and Drew O'Grady . Brett Harrington, Tauryn Zimmer and Dave Pullen also provided the Saints with plenty of grunt.
Koroit 23. 29 (157) defeated Port Fairy 5. 5 (35)
Goals: B. Dobson 8, J. Hausler 3, S. Dobson, J. North, B. Williams 2, A. Foster, J. Scott, A. White, J. McLaren, D. O'Grady, B. Walsh 1
Best: B. Dobson, H. Drew, J. Hausler, D. Pullen, T. Zimmer, B. Harrington
Koroit has put a gap between itself and Port Fairy after a 78-point win. Going into the game the Saints were in fifth place, but only one game clear of the Seagulls in sixth.
The win has now given them a two-game buffer with Clinton Sicely having a big say in the win, kicking five goals.
The Saints face a big test this weekend when they come up against Warrnambool on top of the ladder.
The Koroit under 18s team faces top-of-the-ladder Blues this Saturday. The Saints go into the game on the back of a strong 38-point win over the Seagulls.
Levi Nagorcka came back from the seniors and played a starring role in the win, while Matt Hausler kicked three goals.
The juniors took on Terang Mortlake at Victoria Park on Sunday with mixed results for the teams but a big day out for a young star.
The under 14s had a big 142-point win while the under 16s went down by 52 points.
The highlight of the day was Jarrod Korewha's kicking 11 goals in the under 14s, and then fronting up in the under 16s to kick two more .