Published on August 13, 2017 5:48 pm

Gus Borthwick of Collingwood celebrates a goal


In the final two Round 17 Peter Jackson VFL games, it was wins to Collingwood and Williamstown.

Both had convincing wins, with Collingwood starting strongly against North Ballarat to set up its win, and Williamstown dominating the second half against Werribee, after an even opening to the game.

See the Sunday game reviews below, or CLICK HERE for the Saturday VFL Rd 17 reviews:


COLLINGWOOD 19.14 (128) d NORTH BALLARAT 6.5 (41)

Collingwood has jumped into the top 8 after a convincing 87-point win over North Ballarat. The Magpies set up the win with an eight-goal unanswered first term to establish a commanding 50-point quarter time lead. The home team shared around the goals, with Borthwick kicking 5 goals among five multiple goalkickers. Kayle Kirby moved to the outright lead in the Frosty Miller Medal with one goal, after spending time in the midfield against the Roosters, now sitting one clear on 39 ahead of Port Melbourne’s Jordan Lisle.

Leading goalkickers:  Collingwood – Borthwick 5, Broomhead 3, Blair, Keefe, White 2 / North Ballarat – Meek 2

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

Next up: Collingwood v Geelong / Coburg v North Ballarat

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WILLIAMSTOWN 17.15 (117) d WERRIBEE 6.10 (46)

Williamstown has moved to top spot on the VFL ladder on the back of a sixth straight win. The Seagulls accounted for Werribee with a 12-goal to one second half, slotting the last 11 goals of the game unanswered.  Werribee led in the first term by 17 points, off the back of three first term goals by Lindsay Thomas (see vision below), but it was all the Seagulls after quarter time. Williamstown produced six multiple goalkickers, locking in a top two finish to the season. The win was a fitting result for captain Ben Jolley in his 250th game, with coach Andy Collins celebrating his 200th VFL game as a coach. The win pushed Werribee outside of the top 8 on percentage, after Collingwood’s big percentage boost.

Leading goalkickers: Williamstown – Schultz, Cavarra, Dunell 3 Marcon, Cordy, Masters 2 / Werribee – Thomas 3

Form: Williamstown – W W W W W / Werribee – L L W L L

Next up: Casey Demons v Williamstown / Northern Blues v Werribee

Werribee Football Club's Lindsay Thomas kicked 3 goals in the opening term against Williamstown Football Club, producing this Toyota Australia Top 5 VFL Plays of the Week contender. Watch a full replay of Williamstown v Werribee: the results best and goals from Sunday VFL Rd 17 games: Melbourne Football Club

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