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footyman
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Reserves: Willy v Werribee
Williamstown 4.3 8.7 10.10 14.11 (95) Werribee 0.2 3.5 9.8 12.11 (83) Williamstown Goals: Uhi 2, Dukes 2, Pearce 2, Banson 2, Knight, Sheehan, Laverde, Neeson, Ramsay, Hall. Best: Lee, Lawry, Butler, Dukes, Ralph. Werribee Goals: Davidson 3, Carter 3, Demetriou 2, Potter, Castello, Whitten, Jeffries. Best: Collins, Whitten, Castello, S. Potter, Long. Was a really good game of footy, a few scouts were having a look - I'd say at Rhys Carter from Werribee. Had a decent look myself but couldn't see what the attraction is with him. I'll write a bit about the game and a few players later.
footyman
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
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A slow start by the Bees left them on the back foot early, and their second quarter wasn't much better. A lot of bombing inside 50 by the Tigers, aimed mostly at Rhys Carter (who looks far from a marking forward) was one of their downfalls. There were a few crucial mistakes made, by Adam Morrow and Luke Guerra in particular, which also didn't help the Bees cause. Robbie Castello kicked the best goal of the Bees quarter after excellent roving off a boundary throw in. Matthew Pearce kicked a couple of goals for the Seagulls, but Jeremy Dukes goal from wide out was the best of the quarter for the Williamstown side. They lost Leigh Sheehan with a corkie before half time, but had a 22 point lead. Luke Collins was excellent for the Bees, as was Castello in the first half. Williamstown's shuffle of tall forwards was effective, as Brent Hall, David Fanning and Billy Morrison rotated through those positions. Werribee put Damien Fitzpatrick down there to aid Sam Long and Lochlan Veale in defensive roles. Simon Potter went forward and had some instant success for the Bees, with Carter kicking two goals for the quarter - one from a free kick and another from some excellent roving. He moves well for a player listed as 190cm. Jeremy Dukes seems to enjoy taking opponents on - and kicked a nice 50m goal after whizzing around an opponent. The trio of Kane McKenzie, Joe Laverde and Shaun Neeson (they all look the same from a distance) were busy as well. Heath Lawry, who is likely to do an AFL pre-season at Collingwood, was also good. Jai Miles is a handy reserves player, and his move forward for the Bees had some effect - one courageous mark in particular. Cameron Mahoney was stretchered off, the loss of the ruckman not helping the Bees, but they went into 3/4 time down by only 8 points. In a game where holding the ball decisions were flavour of the month, the whistles were well and truly thrown out by the last quarter. Rob Davidson marked up forward for the Bees and goaled to reduce the margin to 2 points, but they couldn't edge in front as Willy held them off to win by 12 points. Dean Benson kicked two goals for the Gulls in the last quarter. Dean Whitten's second half was promising for Werribee. I think Ryan Closter will be a good player in the future. Garry Lee was named best on ground for the Seagulls. Williamstown were no doubt aided by the drop back of many senior players from previous weeks, Werribee probably went in undermanned given Damien Charleston and Aaron Hassett were promoted to the seniors.