Williamstown remain at the top of the Peter Jackson VFL ladder following their 39 point win over reigning premier Footscray in round eight at a windswept VU Whitten Oval. An inaccurate Seagulls handled the gale like conditions far better than their opponents, kicking away in the final quarter with four goals to two, winning 9.22.76 to 5.7.37, and celebrating Cameron Lockwood's (above) 100th game in style.
With goals hard to come by in the conditions Williamstown trio, Mitch Banner with three and Andrew Gallucci and Lockwood with two each, were the only multiple goal kickers on the ground. Footscray opened with what seemed a five goal advantage with a howling wind blowing to the Geelong road end. However they failed to capitalise, missing targets forward with poor delivery as Williamstown defenders Sam Dunnell, Peter Faulks and Brad Mangan continually got in the way.