Victor enjoyed being back home for only the second time in seven weeks when hosting Goolwa/Port Elliot on Saturday. The Roos were hoping to consolidate their third spot on the table.
Conditions were dry and sunny but a four goal northerly was blowing with Goolwa/Port Elliot having first use and making the most of it early with Ezard and Marsh posting two goals in two minutes.
Victor's defence of Bartram, Bryan, Smedley, Fletcher, Fairhurst and McMahon eventually absorbed the early pressure and the home side racked up five straight goals into the breeze.
Basham, Wade, Connors, Alleway and Corey all contributed to cover the absence of Davey up forward. Late goals from Pearce and Godwin-Knott for the Maggies meant that at the first change the home side led by only five points.
Things began to open up from the opening bounce of the second term with Dowling, Yeomans, Schubert and Weetra getting plenty of the ball despite good pressure from Stoldt. Cuthbert, the Griffen brothers and Miller.
With the wind at their backs, Victor were fast and clean into the forward line and Basham's strong marking and long kicking made anything within 60 look gettable.
Ross intercepted a kick in and put it back over the goal umpire's hat and even a mongrel punt from Yeomans at 50 rolled straight through to give the Roos a nine goal one to no score term.
Goolwa/Port Elliot lifted after the long break to slot three more majors with the breeze through Ferguson and Fry. Victor still managed seven into the breeze to put the result beyond doubt and went into the last change a refreshingly accurate 21-6 to 7-2.
In the final term the home side added 8-10 to 3-4.
Basham finishing with eight goals, while Alleway booted five and Schubert with four. Le Ray was the best contributor for the Magpies with three majors.
Best for Victor were Basham, Dowling, Wade, Bartram, Connors and Weetra. Best for Goolwa/Port Elliot were Ezard, LeRay and Godwin-Knott.
With Mount Compass losing Victor have pounced into second and are well positioned for the final five rounds.