Published on July 8, 2017 5:36 pm

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VFL SATURDAY RECAP: Round 12

Richmond, Collingwood, Werribee and Port Melbourne were the winners in Saturday’s Peter Jackson VFL action for Round 12 – the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s ‘Love the Game’ Round.

Richmond reinforced its finals credentials with a 28-point defeat of the Casey Demons, as did the Borough with a 23-point win against the Northern Blues, while Werribee downed Coburg by 18 points and the Magpies prevailed over Geelong by 26 points in important games for both teams’ hopes of appearing in September.

Read a recap of today’s four games below:

 

RICHMOND 11.10 (76) d CASEY DEMONS 7.6 (48)

The Tigers won a fourth straight match by severely restricting the ability of their top-eight opponents to score at Holm Park in Beaconsfield. Richmond held Casey to just 1.2 (8) in the first half and three goals to three-quarter time, with the Demons barely able to improve upon the 5.10 (40) they posted in a big loss to Port Melbourne last week.

Leading goalkickers: Richmond – Bzenic 3, Moore 2, Elton 2 / Casey Demons – Scott 2, Fritsch 2

Form: Richmond – L W W W W / Casey Demons – W W W L L

Next up: Werribee vs Richmond / Casey Demons vs Essendon (July 22)

* CLICK HERE for play-by-play scores from this game

 

COLLINGWOOD 11.10 (76) d GEELONG 7.8 (50)

The Magpies produced a big second half at Simonds Stadium to notch their fourth victory in five games. Geelong went into half time with a one-point lead but conceded five goals to two after the long break to drop an important match for their hopes of breaking into the top eight. Both teams still sit outside, each with a record of 5-6.

Leading goalkickers: Collingwood – Kirby 4, White 2 / Geelong – all singles

Form: Collingwood – W L W W W / Geelong – L L W W L

Next up: Collingwood vs Williamstown / Geelong vs Footscray

* CLICK HERE for play-by-play scores from this game

 

WERRIBEE 12.15 (87) d COBURG 10.9 (69)

Werribee arrested a two-match losing run with a comeback victory at Piranha Park. Coburg held a 23-point lead 10 minutes into the third quarter but the Tigers booted seven of the last eight goals of the game – including four to Josh Corbett – to keep their spot in the top eight and deny the Lions their second win of 2017.

Leading goalkickers: Werribee – Corbett 4, Maishman 3, Pinnuck 2 / Coburg – Tilley 2, McEvoy 2, Kerbatieh 2

Form: Werribee – W W L L W / Coburg – L L W L L

Next up: Werribee vs Richmond / Footscray vs Coburg (July 22)

* CLICK HERE for play-by-play scores from this game

 

PORT MELBOURNE 13.8 (86) d NORTHERN BLUES 9.9 (63)

Port Melbourne kept pace with the Box Hill Hawks at the top of the ladder by inflicting Northern’s fourth straight loss at Preston City Oval. The Borough held the Blues at arm’s length throughout the contest after opening up a 20-point lead by quarter time, in what was a similar match to Port Melbourne’s 27-point defeat of Northern in Round 1.

Leading goalkickers: Port Melbourne – Cain 3, Nahas 3, Clarke 2, Pearson 2 / Northern Blues – Gallucci 2, L.Russell 2

Form: Port Melbourne – D W L W W / Northern Blues – W L L L L

Next up: Port Melbourne vs Sandringham / Essendon vs Northern Blues

* CLICK HERE for play-by-play scores from this game

 

* CLICK HERE for full results, goalkickers and best players

* CLICK HERE for the updated ladder

 

SUNDAY GAMES:

North Ballarat vs Essendon (VFL Live / live stream)

Box Hill Hawks vs Williamstown (3WBC)

Sandringham vs Footscray (Casey Radio)

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