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Cox returns in ninth-straight VFL win

Adam Oxley impressed in the first half in Collingwood's VFL victory over Geelong. Photo: Shane Barrie.

From the Collingwood FC Website
Reported by Sam Gastin
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Momentum continues to flow for the VFL Magpies who on Saturday won their ninth consecutive game with a 50-point victory over Geelong.


Five goals to one in the first term set an early pace which was maintained throughout the course of the match.

Collingwood added another five in the second term, before running out winners 13.14 (92) to 5.12 (42).

“It was a good performance by the boys,” returning forward Mason Coxtold Collingwood Media post game.

“We came out on top by quite a bit.”

Having an extra 211cm in the shape of Cox back in the team, the Magpies immediately looked dangerous up forward.

And the ball spent the majority of the first quarter in Collingwood’s forward line, with the midfielders winning the clearances 17-5 before the first break.

After playing 10 consecutive games in the AFL, Cox hasn’t taken the field at all in the last three weeks.

He was rested, then met the US Vice President, then was faced with the VFL bye before taking the field at Victoria Park.

VFL Round 18

SATURDAY AUGUST 6

Geelong vs Frankston at Simonds Stadium 11:30am
North Ballarat vs Sandringham at Eureka Stadium 1pm
Collingwood vs Coburg at Holden Centre 1pm
Northern Blues vs Richmond at IKON Park 2pm (Development League Northern Blues vs Casey Scorpions at 11am)
Casey Scorpions vs Essendon at Casey Fields 7pm(Casey Radio)  (VFL Womens Cranbourne vs Seaford at 4:25pm)

SUNDAY AUGUST 7

Box Hill Hawks vs Werribee at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC) (Development League match at 11am)
Williamstown vs Footscray at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm(VFL Live) (Development League Williamstown vs Coburg at 11am)

VFL Bye Port Melbourne
Development League Byes Frankston,Port Melbourne,Sandringham

 

2016 Peter Jackson VFL Ladder

Ladder as of the end of Round 19

POS  TEAMPWLDBFORAGST%PTS
1Casey Scorpions16  13  3031671  951175.71  52
2Collingwood161330313901161119.7252
3Williamstown171250216481158142.3148
4Sandringham161060315121273118.7740
5Port Melbourne161060312151172103.6740
6Footscray Bulldogs  161060313261310101.2240
7Geelong16970315121096137.9636
8Essendon1688031372138599.0632
9Box Hill Hawks16790313371276104.7828
10Richmond16790312491210103.2228
11Coburg17611021215142285.4424
12Werribee16610031272155681.7524
13Northern Blues16610031246166175.0224
14Frankston16214031017165761.388
15North Ballarat1621403976167058.448

 

 

From the Sunday Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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Sandringham are "adamant" they will continue to field a development team next season, despite being set to sign a new deal with AFL affiliate St Kilda in the "coming weeks".

Zebras general manager John Mennie said, despite speculation, his team would not be swayed into dropping their development squad team, whereas some other clubs – including Coburg, Casey and Frankston – may look to do so. 

Saintly Zebra: St Kilda ruckman Jason Holmes in action for Sandringham.
Saintly Zebra: St Kilda ruckman Jason Holmes in action for Sandringham. Photo: Ken Irwin

Mennie firmly believes that negotiations with St Kilda have not included dropping their development team, which allows Sandringham increased depth in the case of injuries to Saints players. 

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