The Peter Jackson VFL has a new ladder-leader after the previously-unbeaten Box Hill Hawks were defeated by the Casey Demons on Sunday, while Richmond, Collingwood, Frankston and Essendon were the day’s other winners.
As AFL Victoria’s beyondblue Round continued today, the Tigers jumped into top spot on the ladder thanks to their 88-point win against North Melbourne and Casey’s 39-point victory over the Hawks.
The Demons are now one of eight teams within one game of first position, along with the Magpies – who claimed a thriller by four points against Geelong – and the Bombers – who accounted for Sandringham by 21 points. Meanwhile, the Dolphins defeated Coburg by 49 points to notch their second triumph of 2018.
Read a recap of each of Sunday’s games below and CLICK HERE to read about Saturday’s Round 6 matches.
RICHMOND 21.13 (139) d NORTH MELBOURNE 7.9 (51)
IN A NUTSHELL: The Tigers booted the game’s first seven goals to establish a 36-point quarter-time lead at Etihad Stadium and never looked back, extending their advantage at every break.
KEY MOMENTS: Richmond’s trademark forward pressure suffocated the Kangaroos in the opening term, Jake Aarts in particular causing havoc inside North Melbourne’s defensive 50 as Brandon Wood and Anthony Miles capitalised with two majors each for the quarter.
LEADING GOALKICKERS: Richmond – Wood 4, Stengle 3, Mannagh 3, Miles 2, Bolton 2, Aarts 2 / North Melbourne – Xerri 3, Walker 2
FORMLINES: The Tigers responded to their first loss of the season against Footscray last week to improve their record to 4-1. / The Kangaroos have fallen to 2-3 with their second straight big defeat, following a 66-point loss to Essendon in Round 5.
NEXT UP: Richmond vs Sandringham (Holm Park – Beaconsfield) / Port Melbourne vs North Melbourne (North Port Oval)
COLLINGWOOD 13.13 (91) d GEELONG 13.9 (87)
IN A NUTSHELL: The Magpies nearly blew a 29-point advantage at the final break at Olympic Park Oval, conceding five straight goals to give Geelong the lead 24 minutes into the last term before a Jarryd Blair major in response sealed their victory.
KEY MOMENTS: Blair’s late goal was clearly important, but Magpies small forward Andrew Gallucci’s third quarter was crucial in building a lead that was too big for the Cats to overcome. The former Williamstown premiership player kicked all of his team’s four majors for the term.
LEADING GOALKICKERS: Collingwood – Gallucci 4, McLarty 2, Fasolo 2, Blair 2 / Geelong – McCarthy 3, Stanley 2, Dobson 2
FORMLINES: The Magpies have won three straight games and improve to a record of 4-1. / The Cats have now lost their two games for the season by a total of six points after also falling to Sandringham by two points in Round 2.
NEXT UP: Coburg vs Collingwood (Piranha Park) / Essendon vs Geelong (Windy Hill)
— Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) May 13, 2018
CASEY DEMONS 16.15 (111) d BOX HILL HAWKS 11.6 (72)
IN A NUTSHELL: The Demons led from late in the first quarter at Casey Fields, first drawing away from Box Hill when the Hawks moved to within eight points of the lead midway through the third term.
KEY MOMENTS: A run of four unanswered goals either side of three-quarter time extended Casey’s lead from eight points to 35 and set up its victory. Tomas Bugg and Tim Smith kicked two majors each in that time.
LEADING GOALKICKERS: Casey Demons – Bugg 4, Smith 3, Scott 2 / Box Hill Hawks – Lewis 4
FORMLINES: The Demons have righted the ship after losing two straight games and now hold a record of 3-2. / The Hawks were the last remaining undefeated team before this match but have now been knocked off top spot on the ladder.
NEXT UP: Frankston vs Casey Demons (SkyBus Stadium) / Box Hill Hawks vs Northern Blues (Box Hill City Oval)
Casey Demons Tim Smith put up his hand for a spot in the Top 5 VFL Plays of the Week with this grab against Box Hill Hawks.See his mark below and click the link for full Round 6 results, goalkickers, best players and the updated ladder: http://bit.ly/2Ki9li8Melbourne Football Club
Posted by Victorian Football League (VFL) on Sunday, 13 May 2018
FRANKSTON 16.13 (109) d COBURG 8.12 (60)
IN A NUTSHELL: The Dolphins won a battle of standalone VFL clubs at SkyBus Stadium thanks to a huge first half in which they held the Lions to just one goal and established a defining 55-point lead by the main break.
KEY MOMENTS: Emerging Frankston goalkicker Corey Rich helped lead his team to victory with a stellar six-goal performance. The former Sandringham forward booted two majors in the first term, one in the second, one in the third and two in the last.
LEADING GOALKICKERS: Frankston – Rich 6, Turnbull 3, Gardiner 2 / Coburg – Kerbatieh 2, Orr 2
FORMLINES: The Dolphins recorded their second win for the season, responding to two straight losses following their drought-breaking win in Round 3. / Coburg is still winless in 2018.
NEXT UP: Frankston vs Casey Demons (SkyBus Stadium) / Coburg vs Collingwood (Piranha Park)
That man Corey Rich has his 6th! An incredible performance. Our lead is 95-53.#PJVFL
— Frankston VFL FC (@VFL_Dolphins) May 13, 2018
ESSENDON 10.14 (74) d SANDRINGHAM 7.11 (53)
IN A NUTSHELL: After an entertaining opening term that yielded eight total goals, the Bombers got the best of a slogging final three quarters at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, holding the Zebras to just three majors after the first change en route to victory.
KEY MOMENTS: Essendon’s three unanswered goals in the second stanza was the defining period of the match and created a 24-point margin at half time. Jake Long and Alex Boyse kicked majors early in the term before skipper Heath Hocking added another well into time-on.
LEADING GOALKICKERS: Essendon – Long 2, Boyse 2, Younan 2 / Sandringham – Smith 2, Battle 2
FORMLINES: The Bombers notched a second straight win and improved their record to 3-2. / The Zebras have now lost three straight games after winning their first two.
NEXT UP: Essendon vs Geelong (Windy Hill) / Richmond vs Sandringham (Holm Park – Beaconsfield)
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ESSENDON vs GEELONG
FRANKSTON vs CASEY DEMONS
BOX HILL HAWKS vs NORTHERN BLUES (3WBC)
PORT MELBOURNE vs NORTH MELBOURNE
RICHMOND vs SANDRINGHAM
COBURG vs COLLINGWOOD (7Mate)
WERRIBEE vs FOOTSCRAY (VFL Live / video stream)