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NorthPort
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VFL R10 - Frankston v Port Melbourne.

As per normal, Frankston are really taking it up to Port at home. 

They have looked more aggressive and are breaking tackles and creating scoring opportunities. 

 

Half time now and Port just with our noses in front. 

Frankston 4.9.33

Port 6.3.39

The breeze to the Young Street end pi ked up a little in the second quarter, but it's still mainly down to that south eastern pocket. 

 

 

 

NorthPort
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Also this might make its way into a separate thread, but Frankston have some great kiosk options.

Loving the Chicken schnitzel burger! 

 

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 Quarter Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Frankston 1.0-6 4.9-33 5.12-42 5.13-43
Port Melbourne 4.2-26 6.3-39 14.7-91 17.14-116

Frankston

Goal Kickers:C. Rich, W. Fordham, N. Fahey, B. Bailey, N. Freeman
Best Players:M. McCarthy, W. Fordham, J. Miller, C. Rich, J. Newman, N. Freeman

Port Melbourne

Goal Kickers:E. Phillips 3, T. O''Sullivan 3, B. Pearson 2, H. Johnson 2, J. Lisle 2, T. O''Sullivan 2, H. Hooper, C. Walker, D. Johnstone
Best Players:L. Waddell, E. Templeton, T. O''Sullivan, H. Hooper, T. O''Sullivan, R. Pendlebury

 


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Well I was pretty happy with the end result as you'd expect. 

Despite the margin the game wasn't particularly inspiring. Both sides skills let them down in stages as did overuse of the ball.

Frankston looked pretty capable in that first half but fell away badly in that second half. 

The two O'Sullivan's were good and Lachie Waddell continues to perform well in his defensive role.

Next week's TV game against Williamston should be a beauty. Port V Willy is rarely a poor game and this should be another game where the sides a fairly evenly matched. The Seagulls have had some patchy form so will definitely go in as underdogs.

A healthy crowd out at Frankston and for a change, I think Port may have been outnumbered in terms of crowd numbers. Certainly the crew on the hill made a fair old racket. Good to see. 

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Robbo

Once again Dolphins can only play at best a half of football. Port are a very good team but it is the story of Dolphins season really

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Best part of the day was watching the second half amongst a cluster of die hard Port supporters. And I thought Frankstons were feral and one eyed lol Havent heard umpire abuse like that for years.

One elderly chap even called the umpy a dog effing c for not paying a deliberate out of bounds to Port when the ball didnt even go out lol

Gee they love their club though....

 

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Well I can safely say I wasn't one of the aforementioned ferals :)

I stood on the hill with the drums and trumpets.  It's probably the most entertaining spot in the entire competition!

 

 


Bearsman
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The only downside to watching from the hill is that on a bad weather day it is always at least 10 degrees colder on that side of the ground!

Must say Skybus Stadium is looking fantastic.Looks one of the premier venues in the VFL now. Pity there dont play a few finals there.

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Port played some seriously good footy in the second half. Easy to say the Dolphins faded but credit to Port, they were very very good, ran them off their legs and didnt give them a sniff. The hard running was capped off with plenty of class and skill. Burrough looking good for September.

I'm really pleased with Frankston this year. After a woeful start they are going ok.  The improvement from last years model to this year is huge. They were legless last year, and Danny Ryan is starting to mold a team that is mostly competitive each week. They may not win a game this year, but solid foundations have been set. With only a few top class VFL players, Newman, Fordham and Freeman, they need to keep these guys and add a few more of this standard next year. There's probably 4 or 5 playing regularly this year that arent good enough and probably should be sent back to the suburbs now to give a few younger guys some experience in the VFL looking to next year.