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VFL: Hawks back on the winners list

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Box Hill has returned to the winners list after a 23-point win over Essendon in round five of Peter Jackson VFL at Windy Hill. Just three points separated the sides at three-quarter-time before the Hawks slammed on six goals to the Bombers two in the last term to edge clear, the final score 18.10.118 to 14.11.95.

The Bombers had their chances late in the match but failed to capitalise booting four behinds in a row. Hawk's skipper David Mirra led the way in defence along with Sam Collins while Jed Anderson was dangerous with a game-high four goals and Liston Trophy winner, Alex Woodward, continues to put his hand up for AFL selection.



Collingwood upset reigning Premier in a thriller

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Collingwood have upset reigning premier Footscray by four points in round three of Peter Jackson VFL at Victoria Park to record their first win of the season. The Bulldogs, trailing by as much as 37-points early in the game, hit the front in the final quarter but the Magpies rallied to regain the lead and win 16.4.100 to 14.12.96.


Jordan De Goey threw his hat in the ring for AFL promotion with three goals while Ryan Pendlebury was prominent in defence and Brenden Abbott was lively with two goals. For the Bulldogs Jack Redpath booted three and was pivotal in their fightback while Lachie Hunter with 28 touches and Shane Biggs with 30 also figured in their sides best.



McBean bags five in Tigers thumping of North Ballarat

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Richmond have provided Tiger fans with some joy after thumping North Ballarat by 82 points at the ME Bank Centre in round four of Peter Jackson VFL. The Tigers were impressive from the outset with their ball movement and pressure, eventually powering away from the Roosters to win 19.15.129 to 6.11.47.

Tall forwards Liam McBean, five goals, and Tyrone Vickery, 3, impressed as did Matt Dea in defence and Matthew Arnot with 24 disposals. North Ballarat had few winners with defenders Luke Kiel, 22 touches and Matt Austin among their best and midfielders Nick Rippon (27) and Trent Dumont (22, 8 marks) trying hard in a disappointing performance.



Port Melbourne on the board with win over Blues

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A new look Port Melbourne have opened their account with a 23-point win over a gallant Northern Blues at North Port Oval in round two of the Peter Jackson VFL season last Saturday. On a wet Anzac Day the Borough were made to fight hard with the Blues edging to within a point early into the final term before the home side lifted to record a 15.14.104 to 11.15.81 win.


Port Melbourne small forward, Blake Pearson, was the star, booting a game-high four goals while full-back Daniel Noonan restricted the Blue’s Matthew Watsons influence after quarter-time, interim skipper Chris Cain was also prominent gathering 26 possessions. Tom Wilson (23 disposals, one goal) and Nick Graham (26) figured again in the Blue's best and ruckman Robbie Warnock’s (19) good form continued with 35 hit outs.



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