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Williamstown defeat Footscray in VFL

From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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Williamstown continue to be the pace setters in the VFL after upsetting Footscray by 39 points at Whitten Oval on Sunday.

Cameron Lockwood's goal at the 10-minute mark of the final term was a fitting blow to celebrate his 100th VFL match in style, but realistically this match should have been over much before that.

Perhaps the inaccurate Seagulls flattered the Bulldogs, winning 9.22 (76) to 5.7 (37).

Sam Darley (38 disposals) and Lachie Hunter (34) were prolific for the Bulldogs, but the damage was done on the scoreboard as the Seagulls ran rampant with Mitch Banner scoring two opportunist goals, while Andrew Galluci also snared two majors.

In a low-scoring affair for the most part – only six goals were scored in the first half – the Seagulls finally broke free early in the final term after leading by just 18 points at the last change.

Footscray have been accustomed to playing the game plan that they wanted against most teams so far this season. But two of their losses have been against formidable opponents Box Hill and Williamstown, which have excelled at shutting down the Dogs' running game.

Richmond Tigers flattened by Werribee

From the Richmond FC website
Reported by Catherine Durkin
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Richmond’s VFL squad has suffered a crushing 96-point defeat at the hands of Werribee at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers struggled to match Werribee’s intensity early, with the home side piling on six goals to one in the first quarter.

Werribee took a 32-point lead into the first break, and continued their ascendancy for the remainder of the game, keeping Richmond goalless in the third quarter.

VFL coach Tim Clarke attributed the loss to his team’s inability to gain any control of the contest.

From the Leader Group Newspapers
Reported by Megan Hustwaite
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IT WAS crucial Box Hill set the tone against Port Melbourne in its VFL blockbuster on Saturday.

The Hawks weren’t rapt with their starts in recent weeks, while last round the Borough burst out of the blocks slamming on 12 first-quarter goals against North Ballarat.

The Hawks spoke about it during the week, pre-match at Box Hill City Oval and then put their plans into ­action kicking 5.4 to 1.5 in the opening stanza.

They added another three majors, while restricting Port to just one in the second term, and went on to win ­emphatically, 17.13 (115) to 8.12 (60).

Coach Marco Bello was full of praise for his side, which is now sitting pretty at 6-1 and top of the ladder.

“Port kicked 12.5 in the opening quarter last week and, on average, have won their first quarters by 18 points,” he said. “We haven’t started well and we needed to against Port and then make it a stalemate.

‘’They haven’t blown sides away but their good starts have helped them hold on to win five games.

“You’re never totally satisfied as a coach, but I thought we played very well for three and a half quarters.

VFL Round 8

(Dev League)Casey Scorpions vs Sandringham at Casey Fields 7:15pm
Box Hill Hawks vs Port Melbourne at Box Hill 12:12pm(Channel 7,3WBC)
(Development League game starts at 9am)
North Ballarat vs Sandringham at Eureka Stadium 1pm
Werribee vs Richmond at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 2pm
(Development League game Werribee vs Williamstown at 11am)
Casey Scorpions vs Collingwood at Casey Fields 2pm
Essendon vs Geelong at Etihad Stadium 3:25pm(AFL C/R)

Footscray vs Williamstown at Whitten Oval 2pm(VFL Live)

Coburg vs Northern Blues at Piranha Park,Coburg 2pm
(Development League match starts at 11am)

VFL and Development League Bye: Frankston

VFL Round 7

Geelong vs Williamstown at Simonds Stadium 12pm
Richmond vs Essendon at Punt Road Oval 12:12pm(Channel 7)
Coburg vs Collingwood at Piranha Park,Coburg 2pm
(Development League match Coburg vs Port Melbourne at 10am)
Port Melbourne vs North Ballarat at North Port Oval 2pm
Sandringham vs Werribee at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)

Box Hill Hawks vs Northern Blues at Box Hill 2pm(VFL Live,3WBC)
(Development League match at 11am)
Frankston vs Footscray at Frankston 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League match Frankston vs Williamstown at 11am)

VFL and Development League Bye: Casey Scorpions



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