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Welcome to the Licorice Gallery, a photo-blog freelance media site which features images and stories on a variety of sports. The Licorice Gallery covers the home-and-away season in the Victorian Football League over the winter for the VFL Record and the Ballarat Courier newspaper. During the summer you can view images and reports (when i can) from games in the Victorian Premier League cricket, one of the world's leading domestic competitions. You can also keep up to date with the 'Gallery's' movements by following us on social media using the links on this page.

VFL: Casey secure final place in top eight with win over Coburg

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Casey Scorpions have secured the last place in the Peter Jackson VFL top eight after a 17 point win over Coburg in round 19 at Piranha Park. The win also ended Coburg's late run for a spot in the finals with Nick Carnell (above), the club's longest serving captain, chaired from the field playing his final game at home following the announcement of his retirement at season's end.

Casey led by just four points at three-quarter-time but had the better of the Lions in the last term booting five goals to three to record a 17.9.111 to 14.10.94 win. The Scorpions tall timber providing the firepower up forward with Jake Spencer (19 disposals) and Tim Smith booting four goals each and Mark Jamar three while for Coburg Lachlan Johns kicked three and two each to Daniel Younan and Dion Hill.

VFL: Roosters down Pies in stirring win

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North Ballarat have ended Collingwood's unbeaten run at home with a stirring come-from-behind win in round 18 of the Peter Jackson VFL. It was the Magpies first home-and-away loss at Victoria Park since round 11 last year and they now face an uphill battle to make the top four.

Trailing by 25 points at the final change, the Roosters piled on seven goals to two in the final quarter to win 17.15.117 to 17.7.109. Small forward Andrew Hooper finished with a game-high five goals and Nick Couch booted four while North Melbourne listed trio Ryan Bastinac (44 disposals, 18 contested), Trent Dumont (36) and Brad McKenzie (28) starred in the win.