In Round 10 Sunday matches, Sandringham and Essendon recorded big wins, while Williamstown won a classic contest against the ladder leading Tigers.
ESSENDON 20.17 (137) d COBURG 6.7 (43)
IN A NUTSHELL: After an even first half, and just 25 points separating the teams at half time, Essendon raced away with the game in the second half with 13 goals to two. The Bombers boasted 13 individual goalkickers, dominating the inside 50 count 71 to 35. Dylan Clarke led the disposals list with 38, with Lion Marcus Lentini continuing his impressive debut VFL season with 34.
KEY MOMENTS: Essendon finished the game strongly, kicking nine of the last 10 goals of the game.
LEADING GOALKICKERS: Essendon – Merrett 3 Hocking 3 Heppell 2 Younan 2 McQueen 2 / Coburg – McEvoy 2, Podhajski 2
FORMLINES: Essendon bounced back from a surprise Round 9 defeat to Footscray to remain undefeated at home in 2018. Coburg is still searching for a first win of 2018.
NEXT UP: Essendon Bye / Coburg vs Footscray (Piranha Park)
HOLY JUMPING CAESAR'S CATFISH – sorry, got a bit carried away but James Stewart nearly held a specky that would have knocked the ice caps off Kilimanjaro. Bombers by 58. As you were…#DonTheSash
— Essendon VFL (@EssendonVFL) June 10, 2018
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SANDRINGHAM 22.18 (150) d FRANKSTON 3.10 (28)
IN A NUTSHELL: A seven goal first term helped set the foundations for a big Sandringham home win against Frankston in the Pride Cup. The Dolphins were held goalless in the second and third quarters as the Zebras compiled six multiple goalkickers. Jack Billings was the star, with 53 disposals and three goals.
KEY MOMENTS: Sandringham produced a 13-goal unanswered run from quarter time till midway through the final quarter, keeping the Dolphins to just just eight behinds during this period.
LEADING GOALKICKERS: Sandringham – Bruce 4, Seccull 3, Haidon 3, Connellan 3, Billings 3, Wright 2 / Frankston – All singles
FORMLINES: Sandringham has evened the ledger at home this season, recording a third win from six matches at Trevor Barker Beach Oval. The win places the Zebras one game outside the top eight. Frankston has suffered a third straight loss, conceding its biggest score against this season.
NEXT UP: Williamstown vs Sandringham (Williamstown Football Oval) / Box Hill Hawks vs Frankston (Box Hill City Oval)
— Frankston VFL FC (@VFL_Dolphins) June 10, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN 12.11 (83) d RICHMOND 10.11 (71)
IN A NUTSHELL: Williamstown ensured Richmond will need to wait another year to breaks its Williamstown Football Ground hoodoo, with a gutsy win against the ladder leaders. The Tigers are yet to win at Williamstown Football Ground since going standalone, with the Seagulls determined to jump back into the top eight with a seven goal to four second half. With neither key ruck – Nick Meese & Ivan Soldo – playing in the game, a record 13 players moved through the ruck across both sides throughout the day.
KEY MOMENTS: The move of Leigh Masters to defence for the day proved a match winner, with the regular Seagull forward putting in a best on ground performance down back.
LEADING GOALKICKERS: Williamstown – Schultz 3, Kempster 2, Cavarra 2 / Richmond – Rioli 2, Bolton 2, Townsend 2
FORMLINES: Williamstown returned to the winners list, sticking to the 2018 formula of when the Seagulls kick 10 goals or more they win. Richmond’s four game winning streak has come to an end, but the Tigers retain top spot. The visitors have followed a similar formula when kept to 10 goals or less, the Tigers have suffer a defeat.
NEXT UP: Williamstown vs Sandringham (Williamstown Football Oval) / Richmond vs Northern Blues (Swinburne Centre)
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COBURG v FOOTSCRAY
PORT MELBOURNE v GEELONG (Channel 7)
RICHMOND v NORTHERN BLUES
BOX HILL HAWKS v FRANKSTON (3WBC)
WILLIAMSTOWN v SANDRINGHAM (Channel 7)