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North Port Oval not up to standard

From the Port Phillip Leader

This article appeared during the week detailing the continuing problems facing North Port Oval that have plagued the playing surface in recent weeks.

Hopefully  the ground conditions improve and we have some drier weather in the lead up to September action or the VFL may consider moving games away from the ground.


From www.localfooty.com.au (Wyndham Leader)
Reported by 
Luke D’Anello,
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WERRIBEE coach John Lamont referenced mosquitos and camels in a bid to inspire his team to victory in Sunday’s VFL clash against Northern Blues.

“Who’s been bitten by a mosquito? All of us, we all have been,” Lamont said to his players in the three-quarter-time huddle.

erribee coach John Lamont. Picture: Carmelo Bazzano

“Not many of us have been bitten by a camel, have we?

“It’s the little things that bite you.”

His words of wisdom had the desired effect as the Tigers booted 11 goals in the final half-hour and toppled the Blues by 63 points, 25.15 (165) to 15.12 (102), at Avalon Airport Oval.

Lamont’s address has since received plenty of attention on social media.

“It’s the little things that bite you — that was the crux of it,” he said today.

“As a coach you use things like that. It might resonate and stick in their head a bit more.

“They had a bit of a laugh and took the piss out of the coach a bit afterwards, but hopefully it sticks with them a little bit.

“I felt that we just made a few little errors that were costly.


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


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)


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