A poor third quarter has again haunted Werribee in their round 10 Peter Jackson VFL loss to the Northern Blues at a cold IKON Park. The Tigers surrendered an eight point lead at the main break to trail by 30 points at three-quarter-time after the Blues slammed on eight goals; four of them to Carlton listed Matthew Watson (marking above) in a best-on-ground performance.
Werribee fought back hard in the final term with six goals to two but ran out of time, a post-siren goal to Majak Daw reducing the margin to four points, the final score 16.10.106 to 15.12.102. Watson starring up forward for the home side with six goals while runners David Ellard (28 disposals), Jason Tutt (21) and Mark Whiley (28) provided supply with plenty of run and carry and Blaine Brockhurst (26) were also in the Blues best.
Essendon have flexed their muscles with a resounding 94-point win over Frankston in round nine of Peter Jackson VFL at Windy Hill. The Bombers were in control early booting seven goals to nothing in the first quarter and at one stage the lead was out to over 100 points in the final quarter.
It was the Bombers fourth win in a row and they are now well placed, level on points at the top of the ladder with five other teams heading into their bye, the final score 24.6.150 to 8.8.56. Essendon had many winners over the ground with AFL rookie, Shaun McKernan (marking above) dominating in the air and booting five goals, he was well supported by ruckman Tom Bellchambers, dumped from the AFL during the week, with four goals while fellow big man Jonathon Giles and small forwards Mitch Purcell and Lauchlan Dalgleish all kicked three.