Published on July 9, 2017 5:56 pm

VFL SUNDAY RECAP: Round 12

In #LovetheGame Sunday Peter Jackson VFL Round 12 games, winner were Essendon, Williamstown and Footscray.

Williamstown helped traditional rival Port Melbourne move into top spot, defeating ladder-leaders Box Hill Hawks in convincing fashion at Box Hill City Oval. Strong second half performances from Essendon and Footscray against North Ballarat and Sandringham respectively helped the Bombers into the top eight in seventh spot, while Footscray retains fourth spot by one percent ahead of an inform Richmond.

See our recap of each of the Round 12 Sunday matches:

ESSENDON 14.16 (100) d NORTH BALLARAT 6.10 (46)

After an even first half – with just a goal the difference – Essendon powered away in the second half with nine goals to two to record a convincing 54-point win. After a six goal to two third term, the Bombers kept the home team goalless in the last as they continued to find multiple options to goal with four multiple goalscorers.

Leading goalkickers: North Ballarat – Rodd 2 / Essendon – Merrett 3, Laverde 3, McKernan 2, Younan 2

Form: North Ballarat – L L L L L / Essendon – W L W L W

Next up: Box Hill Hawks v North Ballarat / Essendon v Northern Blues

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FOOTSCRAY 18.12 (120) d SANDRINGHAM (10.11 (71)

With just 10 points separating the two teams at half time, Footscray ran away with the game in the second half kicking nine goals to two, including a three-goal unanswered third term. Sandringham continued its poor finishes to games this season, having only won one final term from 12 games. The Bulldogs continue their midseason win/loss/win/loss/win record.

Leading goalkickers:  Sandringham – Dunstan 2 / Footscray – Cloke 3, Dickson 3, Bruhn 2, Hayes 2

Form:  Sandringham – L L L W L / Footscray – W L W L W

Next up: Port Melbourne v Sandringham / Geelong v Footscray

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WILLIAMSTOWN 17.16 (118) d BOX HILL HAWKS 10.13 (73)

Williamstown has knock Box Hill Hawks from top-spot on the Peter Jackson VFL ladder, with a dominant display after quarter time. Trailing by 13 points at the first change, Williamstown kicked six unanswered goals to start the second term, finishing the quarter with eight majors and a 24-point half-time lead. A seven goal to four second half ensured the Seagulls are just two points off top spots at the end of Round 12. Both losses for the Hawks this year they have been kept to 73 points.

Leading goalkickers: Box Hill Hawks – Brolic 2 / Williamstown – Schultz 3, Cordy 3, Siposs, 2, Gibbons 2, Masters 2

Form: Box Hill Hawks – D W L W L / Williamstown –W W W L W

Next up: Box Hill Hawks v North Ballarat / Collingwood v Williamstown

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