STAND-in keeper Peter Igo has pulled off a remarkable double save to deliver St Pat’s their first win of the season.
Patties led all day but Wangaratta continued to peg them back a goal at a time and despite a frantic final five minutes St Pat’s were able to cling to a 4-3 scoreline.
Coach Andy Stevens said they felt a win was coming but paid tribute to his keeper.
“Scott Mildren was out today and he has been one of our best in recent weeks but Peter was superb in goals — he pulled off a double save in the first half that would have to be among the best I’ve seen,” he said.
“We felt like this was coming, that we were doing the right things in training and games.
“Given some of the scorelines in recent weeks it might sound strange but we knew that if we stayed with this formula it would eventually bring results.
“We scored first but every time we got two in front they got one back, it was a pretty nervous final five minutes.
“And it wasn’t just the seniors, the reserves also had a good win so that reinforces what we are doing.
“We think we can win more games but know we will need to keep working and turning up week-in, week-out.”
Elsewhere, Diamonds franked their recent form with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Albury United at La Trobe.
The reigning Cup and League champions were too quick for United, leading 3-0 at half-time and squandering several chances in the second half.