Sporting Whittlesea will be in FFV state league 3 north-west again next season after surviving a relegation play-off against Essendon United.
The match on Saturday was 0-0 and heading for penalties when Sporting scored with just three minutes left in extra time.
Sporting finished 10th of 12 in SL3NW to avoid automatic relegation but had to play for its place in the division against state league 4 west runner-up Essendon United.
In state league finals, Corio claimed league 4 with a 6-2 win against Mooroolbark, while Melton claimed league 5 with a 2-1 win over St Kilda.
PICTURE GALLERY: Sporting Whittlesea v Essendon United