A fitting farewell for ace goal kicker Jamie Robbins capped a season best win for Prahran Assumption against St Mary's Salesian on Saturday.
Robbins, in his final game for the club as he is moving to live in NSW next year, kicked four goals to leave him stranded on 199 in five seasons.
But it was enough to give the Two Blues reward for sustained effort and a 11-17 (83) to 9-14 (68) win.
A fierce cross wind meant this was a game for the stout hearted with skills at a premium.
Enter Robbins, the best small forward in the VAFA Division 1 competition, whose three first quarter goals became all the more priceless as the game progressed.
Post match thoughts quickly moved to next season and the depressing prospect of demotion to Division 2 gave way to hope for the future with several young players contributing to the win including Prahran juniors teenagers Michael Pisker and Taylor Bamford.
The game was virtually goal for goal with the final margin the largest of the match.
The Two Blues held a slender five point lead at three quarter-time with the home team kicking to the scoring end.
But they botched two early chances and when Josh Hogarth converted from 45m after a free kick the momentum with all with the Two Blues.
Further goals to Ben Leske and Alex Simpson iced the game with Robbins finding his 200th career goal elusive despite plenty of chances.
There were heroes aplenty for the Two Blues with Tom Keaney and Adam Sleight outstanding in the ruck and with high high marking, Luke Kerr, impassable all day in the back pocket, rose to new heights in the last quarter with half a dozen telling marks while Jayden Williams blanketed St Mary's match winner Manny Dolan.
PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 4-5 5-7 8-11 11-17 (83)
ST MARY'S SALESIAN 3-3 5-9 7-12 9-14 (68)
Goals: Robbins 4, Hogarth, Simpson 3, Leske.
Best: Kerr, Sleight, Williams, Robbins, Keaney, Musster.
An undermanned Two Bues team was trounced to the tune of 100 points by ladder leader St Mary's Salesian.
But with a finals berth assured it will be a new look line-up next weekend v Old Geelong, time and venue to be advised.
PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 2-0 3-2 3-3 5-6 (36)
ST MARY'S SALESIAN 7-6 11-12 17-12 20-16 (136)