Northern Blues(VFL) vs AFL/AIS Academy at MCG 10:25am (C/R to Rich vs WB)
Richmond vs Footscray at Punt Road 11am
Essendon vs Geelong at True Value Solar Centre 12pm
Collingwood vs North Ballarat at Victoria Park 12:30pm
Port Melbourne vs Coburg at Northport Oval VFL 10am DL 1pm
Williamstown vs Box Hill Hawks at Burbank Oval DL 11am VFL 2pm
Casey Scorpions vs Werribee at Casey Fields DL 11am VFL 2pm
Frankston vs Sandringham at Frankston DL 11am VFL 2pm
Northern Blues(Dev League) vs North Ballarat City at Ikon Park 3pm


How about Werribee, only kicking two goals for the game against Casey?! Final margin was 91 points.
Sandy beat Frankston by 80, Essendon beat Geelong by 34, Port beat Coburg by 12 and Box Hill beat Willi by five points.

You can't take too much notice of practice games. The real stuff starts next week. Interesting to see how ch7 goes with their telecasts

Big turnover of players at Werribee, there VFL list looks very light on. 2 goals for a whole match is simply unheard of though especially with a batch of AFL players on the park.

You can't take too much out of practice matches, but you take a lot less out of kicking two goals for a game!

Werribee kick of the season hosting Geelong under lights on Friday.
Probably a lot more reliant on North Melbourne. Would not want too many injuries this season. True you cannot use the pre season as a true guide but to kick 2 goals a week before Round one is not what you would want heading into the season.

One week out from the season I find it staggering that any team that is half serious can only kick 2 goals. Yeah it's a practice game but that is a disgrace. Who plays sport to be non competitive?

The Zebras had a big win at Frankston good to see the new recruits playing well

Sandringham has enjoyed an emphatic 80point win over Frankston in the last practice match


Peter Jackson VFL

Sandringham 7.4 12.8 15.12 25.15 (165)
Frankston 5.1 7.4 11.6 13.7 (85)

Goals: Brown 6, McCartin 4, Minchington 4, Templeton 3, Dennis-Lane 3, Lee, McKenzie, Acres, Payne
Best: Brown, McCartin, Minchington, Jones, Templeton, Goddard, Ong

Sandringham star recruits Mitch Brown & Clint Jones announced themselves in style yesterday as the Zebras emphatically beat Frankston by 80 points at Frankston Park. Brown was dominant up forward with 6 goals and 23 disposals including 13 marks while Jones had 36 disposals to go along with his 8 tackles.

The Zebras led at every change, Paul Hudson’s men eventually overwhelming the Dolphins with their pure class and variety of goal-kicking options.

Perhaps the only sour point for the afternoon was St Kilda forward Spencer White’s suspected ankle injury. He limped off in the first term and didn’t return to the field, while Yllber Zijai who had 15 possesions up unti time was put in cotton woll not long after the half time break.

Paddy McCartin and Darren Minchington (four goals apiece) made it difficult for the Frankston defence, with Josh Saunders (26 disposals) and Eli Templeton (three goals, 29 disposals) dominating proceedings further afield, Kenny Ong was at his dangerous best, his quick hands in full effect, Kenny had 24 touches, laid 4 tackles and kicked the opening goal of the game, a shot on the run from 45m. Trent Dennis-Lane was at his best in the forward line and had he kicked straighter could have finished with a handful, he finished the day with 3.3.

Sandringham Coach Paul Hudson was pleased with the win and the individual performances of his charges’.

"They all contributed really well which was the most pleasing aspect,” Hudson told

“Frankston really challenged us and gave us their best in the first half but to regroup at the break and run out the game full of momentum is terrific heading into round one."

The Zebras will host Essendon in round one of the home and away season next week at Trevor Barker Beach Oval at 2pm.

At this stage I guess it will be beneficial that Werribee will be trimming their list down when to accommodate a full alignment. I guess as stated above you can't read to much into it.