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Paul Amy, Port Phillip Leader - Full article - Click here

MORE than a year on, Craig McRae remembers the loss acutely. It was accompanied by the beating of drums on the Frankston hill.

The Brisbane premiership star was three games into his role as Richmond’s VFL coach when the Tigers were toppled by the Dolphins.

It was Round 3 of 2016. Frankston failed to win a match in 2015; its most recent success had been in July, 2014.

“We did it!’’ timekeeper Michael Robinson fizzed on social media after the Dollies came from 29 points down at quarter time to win by 13.

McRae regards the match as a pivotal moment in Richmond’s rise in the VFL.

From defeat emerged a resolve to get better.

“It was their (Frankston’s) first win in, I’m not sure how long,’’ McRae was saying at the VFL grand final press conference at Carlton on Wednesday.

 

From Localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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Borough captain Toby Pinwill gets away a handball against Footscray this season.Borough captain Toby Pinwill gets away a handball against Footscray this season.

Port Melbourne champion Toby Pinwill poised to play his 200th VFL senior game

There is a little bit of history between Toby Pinwill and Box Hill Hawks.

In the past decade Pinwill’s Port Melbourne and the Hawks have played out a series of enthralling matches, in home-and-away rounds and especially finals.

If Borough video man Cameron Towson was to cut a compilation disc of them, he would have much material at his disposal; nothing in the VFL rivals the recent Port Melbourne-Box Hill Hawks rivalry.

Pinwill has been at the heart of the battles, brick-hard in his approach and often among the best players on the ground.

The Box Hill president, Tony Pinwill, has presumably been impressed by the Port No 10. Tony is Toby’s uncle. He’s always pleased to see his nephew have a good day, but he’s happier still when the Hawks can squawk about victory.

 

 

From the Port Melbourne FC website
 

The Port Melbourne Football Club wishes to advise that club legend Bob Bonnett has been battling ill health for some time.

Recently, Bob was admitted to St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and at this stage, is unlikely to return home.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife June, and the family.

We will also endeavour to provide further updates as they come to hand over the coming days and weeks.

 

 

 

Fred Cook Tribute Night

 

Come along to the Sandridge Events Centre after the Borough's Round 17 home game against Coburg for a formal tribute to arguably our club's most decorated player, Fred Cook!

- Saturday 12th August 2017 (Following Coburg Round 17 Game)
- Sandridge Function and Events Centre @ North Port Oval
- 6:00pm - 9:00pm (approximately).
- Panel includes: Sam Newman, Norm Brown, Gary Brice, Sam Holt and Phil Cleary.
- Ticket prices: $50 per Adult (+ fees + GST), $20 for Pensioners (+ fees + GST). Includes finger food and drinks at bar prices.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fred-cook-tribute-night-tickets-35556547591

From The Sunday Age
Reported by John Pierick
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Carlton midfielder Nick Graham enhanced his hopes of a senior recall with an impressive performance in Saturday's VFL season opener against Port Melbourne.

While the Northern Blues were beaten by 29 points at North Port Oval, Graham finished with 37 disposals. His work at the stoppages was strong and he provided plenty of drive on a wet afternoon when the Borough faithful rallied around their club on a "Call to Arms" day.

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