Willi go quietly? No way
WILLIAMSTOWN almost pulled off the VFL equivalent of The Great Escape against Frankston.
The Seagulls trailed by 41 points early in the last quarter of the clash at Frankston Oval and looked dead and buried.
But Peter German's side mounted a fightback of epic proportions, kicking the last six goals of the game to salvage two points as the teams played out a thrilling draw, 14.8 (92) to 13.14 (92).
Williamstown entered the clash as warm favourites having won its last four matches against the Dolphins by an average margin of 71 points.
But the Seagulls trailed at every change against a more formidable Frankston outfit before a spectacular last-ditched bid for victory.
The Seagulls were down by two goals at the first break and by one goal at halftime.
The Dolphins then dominated the third quarter, kicking five unanswered goals to sprint to a 35-point three-quarter-time advantage.
Frankston kicked the opening goal of the last quarter and appeared to have the four points safe in their keeping.
But Williamstown responded with two goals in as many minutes.
Bulldogs rookie Matthew Panos then reduced the margin to 15 points with his fourth goal before Justin Sherman later levelled the scores to break the hearts of the Frankston faithful.
The Seagulls, who have a bye this weekend, have claimed just one win and a draw from their past five matches and sit a game-and-a-half outside the top four.