Published on July 15, 2017 5:46 pm

Ben Griffiths celebrates a goal for Richmond's VFL team in his return to football from concussion

VFL SATURDAY RECAP: Round 13

Williamstown has taken top spot on the Peter Jackson VFL ladder from Port Melbourne, with the Seagulls, Sandringham, Richmond, Essendon and Footscray all winning in Saturday’s Round 13 action.

Williamstown’s 60-point win against Collingwood and the Zebras’ eight-point victory over the Borough means the Seagulls will sit on top of the table at the end of a round for the first time this year unless the Box Hill Hawks defeat North Ballarat tomorrow.

In today’s other games, Richmond humbled Werribee to the tune of 102 points, the Bombers accounted for the Northern Blues by 71 points and Footscray prevailed over Geelong by 62 points.

 

WILLIAMSTOWN 20.10 (130) d COLLINGWOOD 10.10 (70)

Williamstown ended Collingwood’s three-match winning run with a dominant showing after quarter time at Victoria Park. The Seagulls led by one point at the first break but produced six goals to one in the second term, before Michael Gibbons booted three of his four majors in an influential third quarter to further extend his team’s advantage.

Leading goalkickers: Williamstown – Gibbons 4, Davies 3, Cavarra 3, Dunell 3, Marcon 2, Schultz 2, Cordy 2 / Collingwood – Hellier 2, White 2

Form: Williamstown – W W L W W / Collingwood – L W W W L

Next up: Port Melbourne vs Williamstown / Richmond vs Collingwood

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SANDRINGHAM 11.9 (75) d PORT MELBOURNE 9.13 (67)

Sandringham held on to pull off an upset victory over the ladder-leading Port Melbourne at North Port Oval. The Zebras kicked three goals in the first 10 minutes of the game and held the Borough to just one major in the first half, but had to withstand a late Port Melbourne fightback after leading by as much as 32 points early in the final quarter.

Leading goalkickers: Sandringham – Marshall 2, Fisscher 2 / Port Melbourne – Sandilands 2, D.Conway 2

Form: Sandringham – L L W L W / Port Melbourne – W L W W L

Next up: Geelong vs Sandringham / Port Melbourne vs Williamstown

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RICHMOND 25.13 (163) d WERRIBEE 9.7 (61)

Richmond flexed some muscle at Frankston Oval en route to its fifth consecutive victory. Werribee was the last team to defeat their fellow Tigers – by five points in Round 7 – but Richmond piled on eight goals in the opening quarter and 15 majors to three in the first half to make a mockery of the previous result and set up a percentage-boosting victory.

Leading goalkickers: Richmond – Bolton 5, Lennon 4, Bathie 3, Stengle 2, Townsend 2, Elton 2, Griffiths 2 / Werribee – Hansen 2, Anderson 2

Form: Richmond – W W W W W / Werribee – W L L W L

Next up: Richmond vs Collingwood / Box Hill Hawks vs Werribee

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ESSENDON 16.15 (111) d NORTHERN BLUES 4.6 (30)

Essendon inflicted Northern’s fifth straight loss in a crucial clash of teams sitting just inside the top eight – each on six wins – at Windy Hill. Despite gaining control of a scrappy contest early on, the Bombers only led by 19 points at half time due to inaccuracy in front of goal (4.11) but gained reward for effort with nine final-term majors.

Leading goalkickers: Essendon – Laverde 6, Langford 4, Stanton 2 / Northern Blues – all singles

Form: Essendon – L W L W W / Northern Blues – L L L L L

Next up: Casey Demons vs Essendon / North Ballarat vs Northern Blues

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FOOTSCRAY 16.10 (106) d GEELONG 6.8 (44)

Footscray kept pace with the top four and avenged a 12-point loss to Geelong in Round 6 with a four-quarter performance at Simonds Stadium. The Bulldogs kept the Cats goalless until 20 minutes into the second quarter and when Anthony Bruhn booted his fifth major midway through the third term, they had opened up a decisive 38-point lead.

Leading goalkickers: Footscray – Bruhn 5, Dickson 2, Panayi 2 / Geelong – Dobson 3

Form: Footscray – L W L W W / Geelong – L W W L L

Next up: Footscray vs Coburg / Geelong vs Sandringham

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CLICK HERE for full results, goalkickers and best players

CLICK HERE for the updated ladder

 

SUNDAY GAME:

Box Hill Hawks vs North Ballarat (VFL Live / live stream / 3WBC radio)

BYE: Casey Demons, Coburg

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