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From The Age
Reported by Chris Walker

WILLIAMSTOWN rudely spoiled Daniel Clarke's 200th game celebrations yesterday, thrashing Frankston by 74 points at Frankston Oval.

The class added by the return of Collingwood players James Clement and Rhyce Shaw was simply too much for the home side.

But the day undoubtedly belonged to 21-year-old Patrick Rose. The small forward kicked eight goals straight, including four in the third quarter, in an electrifying display.

The win arrests a four-game losing streak for the Seagulls and puts them back on track as the finals loom.

"We were a bit worried about going down to Frankston with Clarke's 200th, but we did have a much better line-up," Williamstown coach Brad Gotch said after the game.

"We are comfortably fourth on percentage (with North Ballarat on same number of points), but from here, we can only control our own destiny by continuing to win games."

In other games, Coburg has crept to second on the ladder, winning its fifth consecutive match, downing the in-form Casey Scorpions 17.11 (113) to 13.17 (95) at Casey Fields.

Werribee kicked away in the final quarter to upset the Northern Bullants by 56 points and stay in the finals hunt.

Tasmania's poor season hit a new low after North Ballarat dismantled it by 109 points at Aurora Stadium.