Happy Ending to 2016
You don’t get much better days for football than what presented itself at Avalon Airport Oval for the final round clash between Werribee and Sandringham. Ground in great order, the weather as good as it gets in August in Melbourne, and barely a breath of wind. In front of a good crowd, the undermanned development team battled hard, until the fitter and more match hardened Zebras took control and recorded a 21 point victory.
The senior team ran out with no expectations except to give it their all. They played with the flare and enthusiasm that has been lacking in many of their games this season. Their run and carry was good and they were hitting targets regularly. Marks were being held and chances taken. While they never blew the game open, you always had the feeling the Tigers were in control and going to win.
Senior coach John Lamont was happy with the performance.
“The boys played four quarters of footy today. We wanted to give a really good account of ourselves, and it was pleasing that we started well and stuck tour tasks for the entire game. We ended the season with seven wins, we are obviously a bit flat with that, but we finished with a win, and that is something to look back on with positivity”
The presentation of the 2016 Bruce Montgomery Trophy and other awards will take place on Thursday September 29th at Moonee valley Racing Club.
AFL Victoria Development League
Werribee: 3.4 6.5 9.6 13.9 (87)
Sandringham: 3.5 6.14 10.16 15.18 (108)
Werribee: Ellard 4 Iles 2 Wilson 2 Button Barrack Holman Munro Butt
Sandringham: Rich 4 Dobosz 2 Fox 2 Lopo 2 Kelso 2 McLaren Haidon Pavlou
Werribee: Eagle Ellard Wilson Barrack Rotumah-Onus
Sandringham: Kelso Freeman Rich Pavlou Dobosz Haidon
Peter Jackson VFL 2016
Werribee: 2.6 5.7 10.8 14.10 (94)
Sandringham: 2.3 4.5 6.12 10.14 (74)
Werribee: Nahas 3 Porter 2 McKay 2 Fordham Gribble Wagner Clarke Conway Mountford Maishman
Sandringham: Shenton 4 Sinclair 2 Saunders Templeton Wilkins Longer
Werribee: Clarke Porter Maishman Fordham McKenzie Preuss
Sandringham: Answerth Shenton Le Grice Curren Saunders Sinclair