Mathoura’s fourths dug deep to record a thrilling two point win over Waaia on Saturday.
The young Timbercutters jumped up to sixth on the Picola & District League ladder with the impressive away win moving their win-loss record to 5-2.
Mathoura struggled in the first three quarters, trailing by two goals in a low scoring affair.
A late fightback saw Mathoura get within four points of the Bombers with time running out.
It was Tomas Banks who stood up in the dying stages, putting through his one and only major for the game with one minute left to steal the victory.
Leroy Edwards was named best on ground for the Timbercutters, with Nick Pell also playing well.
Mathoura’s best was closed out by Robert Fleischer, Rhyland Weekly and Jack Pell, while Regan Emery also played a crucial role with two goals.
Mathoura will be heavy favourites in round nine, coming up against Yarroweyah at Mathoura this weekend.
Deni Rovers’ fourths were simply too good for Yarroweyah, coming away with a 228 point win on Saturday.
It was a consistent performance from the travelling Roos, who sit on top of the Picola & District League ladder, scoring nine goals in each quarter.
The Rovers continued their perfect run this season, keeping the Hoppers scoreless to still have a zero in the ‘points against’ column after eight rounds.
Raymond Murphy was once again best on ground, kicking eight goals from the midfield, while defender Haydn Mowat enjoyed a switch up forward to slot nine majors.
Tom Blake dominated in the ruck and Jackson Muldoon-Leetham showed plenty of skill running on the wing.
Pat Westcott kicked four goals from half forward with Cameron Wills also solid as a high half forward.
Others to star were Deagan Purcell (five goals) and Bailey Caruso (four).
The Roos will have one of their biggest tests of the year when they host second placed Katunga this Saturday.