Williamstown News

Seagulls are on song

From the Williamstown Star
Reported by Adem Saricaoglu
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WILLIAMSTOWN face old enemy Port Melbourne in this Saturday’s VFL preliminary final, after the Seagulls put the Casey Scorpions to the sword on the road on Saturday.

The Towners have now claimed the scalps of every team that finished in the top four as part of a remarkable winning streak that now stretches back two months, including a stirring 11-point win over the Borough in late July.

Club CEO Brendan Curry told Star on Sunday the even contribution of the 23 players who take the park each week has been the secret to Williamstown’s success during the second half of the season.

“We rely on 23 players, it doesn’t matter if they’re on the VFL list or Western Bulldogs list,” Curry said.

Young Gulls defeat Bendigo

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Luke D'Anello
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GENERATION next led Williamstown to a 12-point win against Bendigo in the VFL elimination final at North Port Oval on Saturday.

The Seagulls held a five-goal advantage at three-quarter time but survived a late charge from Gold to claim an 11.17 (83) to 10.11 (71) victory.

Young guns Jack Charleston, Stephen Witkowski and Jack Frost embraced the pressure-packed atmosphere of a final, the trio producing a display which belied their years in the defensive half.

"They had to do a power of work for us, our defenders, and I thought the young boys really stood up," Williamstown coach Peter German said. "Ever since he (Charleston) has come in to the side, the last six or seven weeks, he's been terrific. He's been one our best defenders on a weekly basis."

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Luke D'Anello
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MOMENTUM is the buzzword at Williamstown.

The Seagulls' train was almost derailed earlier in the season when the side suffered four losses by single-figure margins.

But Peter German's troops will enter this weekend's VFL elimination final against Bendigo Gold with six successive wins, three of them by less than two goals.

Saturday's victory against Geelong was the Seagulls' third against a top four outfit in recent weeks, with Werribee and Port Melbourne also on their list of victims.

Western Bulldogs-listed players Zephaniah Skinner, Tom Campbell, Fletcher Roberts and Jarrad Grant were late withdrawals after being called up to the AFL side.

But despite that early setback, Williamstown led at every change at Simonds Stadium and claimed a rousing four-point victory, 11.11 (77) to 11.7 (73).

Seagulls may go it alone

From Star News Group
Reported by Liam Twomey
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THE makeup of the Victorian Football League may be set for a shake up after Williamstown expressed its long-term desire to become a standalone club.

Currently, the Seagulls are aligned with the Western Bulldogs until the end of the 2014 season, but speculation is growing the two parties could separate before then.