Round 2 wrap: Werribee vs Coburg

Werribee has secured back-to-back home wins to kick off its 2019 campaign with a 32-point victory over fellow standalone side Coburg at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday night.

RESULT

Werribee: 4.2 9.7 12.12 15.13 (103)
Coburg: 3.3 4.4 5.7 10.11 (71)

Goals

Werribee: R. Kemp 3, J. Riccardi 2, T. House 2, B. Malual 2, L. Pinnuck 2, T. Gribble, J. Maishman, A. Clarke, D. Brew
Coburg: S. Lowson 4, M. Podhajski, J. Corigliano, S. Binion, M. Lentini, J. Neaves, P. McEvoy

Best

Werribee: A. Clarke, J. Clayton, D. McFarlane, D. Nielson, K. Declase, J. Riccardi
Coburg: S. Lowson, H. Nolan, J. Corigliano, M. Lentini, L. Dickson, B. Cannolo

HOW IT HAPPENED

A free-flowing opening term had things tightly poised at the first change, a snap left-foot goal to Werribee first-gamer Ryan Kemp and two each to Timm House and Sam Lowson for the hosts and visitors respectively leaving the home side five points clear at quarter time. From there, with Dane McFarlane providing the drive out of defence, Joe Maishman offering plenty of dash through middle, and Jake Riccardi providing a strong target up forward, Werribee took control of the contest, booting four of five second-quarter goals to take a 33-point lead into the main break.
As Kye Declase caught fire through the third term while Louis Pinnuck chimed in with two goals and Kemp snared a third to cap off a dream debut, the hosts extended their advantage to be 47 points clear at the main change. A five-goal-to-three final quarter in the Burgers’ favour, which included a fourth to Lowson, brought the end margin back to 32 points and took a little of the gloss off what was nonetheless and impressive sophomore showing from the new Werribee side under Mark Williams.

FROM THE COACH

“Coming back from last week’s win, I was curious to see how we might start. I thought last week we started pretty poorly, so I was really impressed [this week]. We were in front at quarter time, and I thought our second quarter really built on it. Up to three-quarter time, I thought we really dominated the play; but to Coburg’s credit, they kept going at it, and I’m sure they’d be happy with how they finished off the game.”

- Werribee Senior Coach Mark Williams

KEY PLAYERS

Dane McFarlane: 26 disposals (23 kicks, three handballs), 12 rebound-50s, nine marks

Josh Clayton: 24 disposals (nine kicks, 15 handballs), seven marks, five clearances

Joe Maishman: 19 disposals (13 kicks, six handballs), five inside-50s

Kye Declase: 17 disposals (12 kicks, five handballs), five marks

Ryan Kemp: 12 disposals (seven kicks, five handballs), three goals

Jake Riccardi: 14 disposals (nine kicks, five handballs), two goals

Angus Clarke: 34 hitouts, 10 disposals (four kicks, six handballs), one goal

NEXT WEEK

Werribee vs Geelong
Saturday 20 April (Easter Saturday)
2pm at Avalon Airport Oval

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