Essendon have continued Coburg's dismal start to the season with a thumping 89-point win in round six of VFL action from Piranha Park. After an even first half the Bombers put on a procession in the second booting 17 goals to four winning 22.18.150 to 9.7.61.
Tom Bellchambers (above) had a day out for the Bombers kicking a game-high six goals with 23 disposals while Ben Howlett (32) and Kyle Langford (35) and two goals figured prominently to be in their side's best.
The Northern Blues have moved into the top four after a hard fought win over arch rival Collingwood in round four of the Peter Jackson VFL at a chilly Victoria Park. The Blues appeared in control for most of the match holding Collingwood to just the two goals by three-quarter-time and a lead of 30 points.
A spirited fight back however by the home side had their loyal fans finding some voice in the final term, as they booted four goals to the Blues one. However it wasn’t enough and the Northern Blues celebrated an AFL/VFL weekend double over their opponents winning 9.5.59 to 6.10.46.