Round 19 report: Werribee vs Box Hill Hawks

Elite footballers don’t need external motivation, we are told. Their intrinsically high motivation levels are part of what makes them elite and what makes great orators of old such as Ted Whitten, John Kennedy, and Ron Barrassi apparently redundant in this day and age. Yet it seemed patently clear watching the scenes that unfolded in Werribee’s rooms after Saturday’s 14-point win over the Box Hill Hawks that these highly motivated elites had been driven by much more than their desire for a mere four points.

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Round 18 report: Coburg vs Werribee

With so much focus on “six-six-six” formations and extended goalsquares, it would have been easy enough for an impartial observer to Werribee’s round-18 clash with Coburg to overlook the fact there was an actual game of football going on rather than a mere experiment to workshop potential AFL rule changes.

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Round 16 report: Werribee vs Northern Blues

Right from the opening – a Tom Gribble free kick to replace the customary first bounce thanks to a flattening opposition blow before play had even begun – it was clear there was going to be plenty of heat and spite in Werribee’s home clash with the Northern Blues.

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Round 9 report: Box Hill Hawks vs Werribee

Neither Brenton Rees nor Josh Porter finished among the coaches’ votes for Werribee in its stunning seven-point upset victory over the Box Hill Hawks, but the efforts of both provided some insight into the ability of their side to finally break through after a tough month of football.

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Round 7 report: Werribee vs Footscray

A remarkable late fightback wasn’t enough to get Werribee over the line against Footscray at Avalon Airport Oval on Sunday, the Bulldogs holding on for an eight-point victory to retain their grip on the HealthWest Cup.

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Round 4 report: Werribee vs Richmond

No team ever emerges from a 38-point loss feeling overly thrilled, but Werribee can take a lot more positives from Saturday’s defeat to Richmond at Avalon Airport Oval than the final margin might suggest.

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