The Werribee Tigers host the Northern Blues from Avalon Airport Oval in a massive game for both teams. The Blues have been super competitive in most games, except for the smashing to Port Melbourne. You feel Werribee is starting beginning to show signs of its A-grade game.
Collingwood tackle Bendigo at Victoria Park and certainly the talk will surround the AFL-listed talent on display. Chris Tarrant will resume from injury, as will Essendon’s Tayte Pears and Scott Gumbleton.
And the Box Hill Hawks will host North Ballarat with both teams desperately needing a win entering the break.
The Hawks had their most disappointing performance of the season last week against Casey, while the Roosters finally broke through for their second win of the year against Coburg.
Check out this live blog beginning from 2pm tomorrow, exclusively live:
5:04pm – Dylan Buckley from Carlton suffered a “tweak to the ankle” but nothing serious says coach Robert Hyde at the Blues.
4:40pm – That’s it for our inaugural Around The Grounds Live Blog. We hope you enjoyed the updates and we’ll see you all again soon!
4:34pm – Jack Gunston kicks his seventh goal for the day as Box Hill 21.16.142 crushes North Ballarat 8.12.60. Game Over
4:11pm – The Box Hill Hawks just keep on stretching the lead. Tom Murphy kicks his first of the day from outside 50 and in the battle of the birds the Hawks 18.12.120 lead the Roosters 7.9.51.
4:00pm - 3/4 Time and the Box Hill Hawks 16.11.107 lead North Ballarat 7.8.50
3:50pm – Final siren sounds. Werribee escape with a win 13.15.93 to the Northern Blues 12.7.79.
3:46pm – Hansen kicks what could be the sealer for Werribee after a clever handball from 23rd player Fairley. The Tigers lead 92-79 over the Northern Blues.
3:45pm – There’s no stopping Jack Gunston today. He just kicked his sixth goal of the day for the Box Hill Hawks.
3:38pm – Jack Gunston continues to have an excellent day for the Box Hill Hawks taking a great pack mark and the kicking his 5th goal of the day. Box Hill 14.9.93 leads North Ballarat 6.7.43
3:35 pm – It’s game over the Bendigo Gold have beaten Collingwood 93 to 61. Top goal scorers for Bendigo were Maddern with 4 and Kavanagh with 3. Hayden Skipworth is a VERY happy coach!
3:33pm – Bendigo lead Collingwood by 26 points late in the final term
3:30pm – Has Port Melbourne scored a recruiting coup with Barry Hall in a Borough jumper today in the Foxtel Cup witn over the NT Thunder? Admittedly Hall was working for Fox Footy for the game but it has got the Borough supporters excited!
3:25pm – Chris Tarrant landed awkwardly from a marking contest but is believed to be OK.
3:18pm – Matt Little kicks an important goal for Bendigo who now lead by 16 points over Collingwood.
3:17pm – Tayte Pears has played all four quarters today for Bendigo and he has been very handy for them. Can Essendon fit him in with how they’ve been playing? Meanwhile Collingwood is peppering away but still trail by 10 points.
3:13pm – It’s early in the final term and Bendigo is leading by 12 points over Collingwood.
3:11pm - Werribee now only lead by six points after being up by 30 at half-time. Scott West will be furious with that quarter as Werribee struggled to get its hands to get on the ball. All credit to the Blues though, who were quick and gave it a big crack. Great last quarter coming up. 10.11.71 Werribee 10.5.65 Northern Blues.
3:09pm – Former Adelaide player Jack Gunston has kicked four goals for Box Hill so far in the opening half of their game against North Ballarat. Hawks lead the Roosters by 51 points.
3:05pm – The Northern Blues’ Totevski has been helped off the ground by the trainers after being downed behind play by Werribee’s Hansen. Carlton’s father-son selection Dylan Buckley has kicked four goals in three quarters for the Northern Blues so far.
3:02pm – The Bombers have taken a cautious approach with Scott Gumbleton, he has only played in the first half for Bendigo. He played well though and has appeared to come through the limited action unscathed.
3:00pm – Magpies AFL coach Nathan Buckley is taking a hands on approach in the three quarter time huddle. Lots of private chatting with the player.
2:54pm – Mark McVeigh has been one of Bendigo’s best in the third term. He’s in his third game back from injury. For Collingwood, Tarrant has sprayed two gettable shots this quarter. Bendigo goes into the three quarter time break with a four point lead.
2:52pm – Meanwhile at Avalon Airport Oval, Totevski has been lively all day and he bashes through a pack in the goalsquare before snapping truly. Werribee still leads 64-44 but the Northern Blues have just kicked the last two goals.
2:47pm – Justin Maddern is Bendigo’s leading goal scorer with three but the Gold are only leading by 5 points against the Pies.
2:45pm – Jack Gunston gets a handball from Wanganeen and slots through his third goal of the game. Box Hill Hawks by 22 over the North Ballarat Roosters
2:43pm – Chris Tarrant takes a mark up forward for Collingwood….but misses a sitter! Bendigo still lead by six points
2:34pm – Bendigo has taken a 12 point lead over Collingwood in the third term.
2:29pm – Xavier Murphy kicks a good goal for Box Hill, they lead by 10 points late in the first term
2:28pm - Hawthorn-listed Will Langford is off the ground with a wrist injury for Box Hill
2:22 – Minor scuffle breaks out at half-time of the Werribee vs Northern Blues game. Tigers leading 9.8.62 to Blues 5.2.32. Werribee absolutely dominated the second quarter
2:15pm – We’re liking the game of Essendon’s Scott Gumbleton in opening half for Bendigo against the Pies at Victoria Park.
Bendigo lead by 10-points at half time against the Pies.
2:11pm – At Box Hill City Oval, scores are locked at 2.1 (13) apiece early in the first term between Box Hill and North Ballarat
2pm – Welcome to our around the grounds blog today as we head to Darwin first off to let you know that Port Melbourne posted an 87-point win over NT Thunder in the Foxtel Cup today…the Borough will now take on South Adelaide in the next round of the Cup.
Sam O’Sullivan kicked seven goals for the Borough in what was pretty much their reserves squad. Now that’s scary to think what their best squad would do.
Mitch Woofindon had 30 disposals for the Borough. They are the favourites to take out the competition.
VFL TEAMS ROUND 9
Collingwood vs. Bendigo
Saturday 19th May
Victoria Park at 1:00 PM
|HB||K. Pendlebury||Tarrant||M. Williams|
Werribee Tigers vs. Northern Blues (ABC TV)
Saturday 19th May
Avalon Airport Oval at 1:10 PM
Box Hill Hawks vs. North Ballarat
Saturday 19th May
Box Hill City Oval at 2:00 PM
Box Hill Hawks
Sandringham vs. Geelong Cats
Sunday 20th May
Trevor Barker Beach Oval at 2:00 PM
Williamstown vs. Coburg Tigers
Sunday 20th May
Whitten Oval at 2:00 PM
* Teams available from vfl.com.au
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