We take a look at the big news and events during the day as AFL players such as Collingwood’s Chris Tarrant, Essendon’s David Hill and Geelong’s Daniel Menzel return from injuries.
Some of the highlights may also include VFL players with Nathan Ablett a chance to play his first VFL senior game for the Werribee Tigers against the Pies.
Stay tuned as we break the news…
5:14pm – Thanks everyone for tuning into our around the grounds coverage…make sure you check in each and every week.
4:45pm – Werribee won by 109-points over Collingwood…Port Melbourne lead by 88 points over Frankston with Dean Galea kicking six goals
4:30pm – Casey has won by 55-points over the Northern Blues at Visy Park today
4:28pm – Robbie Tarrant has kicked five goals for Werribee in its demolition of Collingwood. It leads by 107-points.
4:13pm – Port Melbourne lead by 53-points over Frankston at three quarter time…
4:02pm – Werribee is out to a 93-point lead against Collingwood at Avalon Airport Oval at three quarter time
4:00pm – Bendigo win by 19-points over Williamstown at Windy Hill. Scott Gumbleton was the story with 12 disposals, six marks and three goals in the win. David Hille came off as a precaution in the first half…
3:58pm – Casey lead by 53-points over the Northern Blues at three quarter time…
3:56pm – Bendigo holding up play nicely and should post a pretty courageous win. Hasn’t been a relatively successful day all round with injuries…but they did it without Tayte Pears and Henry Slattery who may be called upon for Essendon in tonight’s clash against Melbourne…
3:53pm – Drama at Windy Hill as Williamstown closes back to 19-points with about five minutes to go…Redpath had the chance to kick his fifth goal but missed…
3:45pm – Jarrad Mather kicks another for Werribee and its out to a 79-point lead over Collingwood in the third term. Port Melbourne lead by 46 points over Frankston and Casey leads the Blues by 41-points…
3:44pm – Western Bulldogs midfielder Brodie Moles has been good today for Williamstown with 24 touches and a goal
3:38pm – Bendigo withstanding Williamstown’s run…it is cruising to victory despite an ominous start to quarter from Williamstown. Leads by 40-points…
3:19pm – Jack Redpath’s goal just before three quarter time means they are just 32-points down at the last change. They were 51-points down half way through that term. Bendigo will have two on the bench, Duscher and Ladson are Ok. Shinners taken to hospital and David Hille has his tracksuit on after that heavy hit in the first term…they are down to two on the bench heading into the last…should be interesting…
3:16pm – Now midfielder Ben Duscher, who has arguably been the best on ground, comes off injured. They now have no one on the bench against the Seagulls. It’s almost three quarter time at Windy Hill and they lead by 38-points…
3:13pm – Gee, the Blues are certainly missing Brock McLean, who has been promoted to the senior team…Adam Marcon leads the possessions at half time with 14 for the Blues.
3:12pm – Casey lead by 36-points over the Northern Blues at Visy Park. Casey’s form has surprised every one to date.
3:11pm – Port Melbourne is suddenly out to a 25-point lead against Frankston as we close towards half time.
3:07pm – Ben Warren kicks his fourth and Werribee lead Collingwood by 68-points…
3:05pm – A couple of big injuries to Bendigo – Trent Shinners comes off the ground after a heavy collision and Rick Ladson off the ground with a wrist and hand complaint. Bendigo leads by 38-points over Williamstown late in the third term.
2:54pm – Werribee 9.10 (64) to Collingwood 2.3 (15) – Robbie Tarrant kicks another for the Tigers. They’re all over the Pies.
2:52pm – Port now leads by seven points over the Dolphins but a tight tussle …Casey by 22-points over the Northern Blues, both games mid-way through the second term.
2:47pm – Frankston more than competitive against Port Melbourne…it leads by five points…Top versus bottom on the ladder.
2:46pm – Ben Warren kicks his second goal and Werribee kick clear by five goals early in the second term over Collingwood at Avalon Airport Oval.
2:44pm – This is exciting news for Bomber fans. Gumbleton has just kicked his third goal. He’s had a terrific game showing no signs of previous injuries…Bendigo leads by 33-points over Williamstown early in the third term.
2:39pm – Collingwood’s Chris Tarrant playing well in defence for the Pies although Werribee has dominated to lead by 28-points at quarter time…we’ve seen some fadeouts from Werribee this season so this one is not over.
2:36pm – At Visy Park, the Casey Scorpions lead the Northern Blues by 14-points at quarter time
2:33pm – And in the Foxtel Cup clash today, Morningside has pulled off an upset by beating Port Adelaide by 16-points in the Foxtel Cup qualifying final…
2:31pm – Goal to Farmer and the Pies kick their second, Werribee 6.6 (42) to Collingwood 2.2 (14) at quarter time
2:29pm – Werribee dominating with another goal and its out to a 35-point lead…Pies calling for the quarter time siren…
2:27pm – Across to Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee should be further in front. They’ve dominated the opening term and lead late in the first quarter, 5.6 (36) to Collingwood 1.1 (7)
2:24pm – John Baird kicked Port’s second goal but they’ve made hard work of it to take the lead by two points, 2.9 (21) to 3.1 (19)
2:21pm – Lin Jong recovered from the leg injury and came back onto the field for Williamstown in the second term.
2:21pm – At the main break at Windy Hill, Bendigo lead by 27-points over Williamstown. The Gold have had a terrific first half. Matt Little was impressive in that second term with two goals.
2:17pm – And it’s an interesting start at North Port Oval, Port Melbourne has dominated in front of goal but trail Frankston early in the opening term by one goal, 3.1 (19) to 1.7 (13)
2:16pm – We head to Visy Park and the Casey Scorpions are off to a flyer against the Northern Blues, they lead 2.2 (14) to 0.0 (1)
2:05pm – Western Bulldogs rookie Lin Jong has also come off the ground with a lower leg injury in the second term for Williamstown. Scott Gumbleton is off to a flyer for Bendigo with two first quarter goals. Jackson Merrett’s second goal extended the margin to seven points at the first change. It’s not out to a 19-point lead.
2:03pm – The big news in this one has been ruckman David Hille, who came off the ground in concussion in the opening term. He is returning from a calf injury which he has been missing since round two. Hille is believed to be Ok but we’re unsure whether he is going to take any further part in this match.
2:02pm – We go across to Windy Hill now, where we’re in the second term of the clash between Bendigo and Williamstown…Bendigo leads by 19-points early in the second term after Kyle Reimers a superb goal from just outside 50m
1:56pm – It was an eventful day for Roosters skipper Marc Greig’s milestone match – and also Geelong skipper Dom Gleeson played his 150th VFL match today.
1:54pm – North Ballarat went on to win against Geelong at Simonds Stadium this morning by 24-points in what many may consider as an upset. Great news for North Melbourne with Lindsay Thomas kicking six goals for the Roosters.
Also in that game, Geelong midfielder Allen Christensen suffered concussion after colliding with a North Ballarat player. He was taken off on a stretcher with a neck brace but the injury has yet to be confirmed.
1:51pm – Welcome to our live blog where we will bring you all the big news from the five VFL games today…the big report so far in the earlier match between Geelong and North Ballarat was the injury to Cats forward Daniel Menzel, who will have scans to determine whether he has ruptured an ACL in his left knee.
Geelong Cats vs. North Ballarat (AFL C/R)
Saturday 2nd June
Simonds Stadium at 10:00 AM
B Sheringham Gillies Bathie
HB Smedts McLean Horlin-Smith
C Hogan T. Selwood Byrnes
HF Menzel Walker Gleeson
F Kersten M. Brown Simpkin
R Simpson Stringer Christensen
Int Tutungi Whitford* Banjanin
Bews Corrigan Maas
Eardley Burbury Hollmer
B Hoy Searl Greig
HB Urquhart Darmody McKenzie
C Towers Anthony Richardson
HF Austin George Curran
F Thomas McMahon Driscoll
R Mabon Campbell Sewell
Int Lynch Giampaolo Conroy
Schache Evans Micallef
Valentine* Warren Couch
Bendigo vs. Williamstown (ABC TV)
Saturday 2nd June
Windy Hill at 1:10 PM
B Slattery Shinners Steinberg
HB Baguley Freezer Ladson
C Dalgleish Reimers Long
HF Merrett Gumbleton Duscher
F Dell’olio Maddern Little
R Hille Kavanagh Myers
Int Collins Hunter Huntley*
Lee Putt Vale
Browne Williams Stroobants
B Talia Mulligan Lockwood
HB Higgins Wall Witkowski
C Howard Sherman Moles
HF McNamara Dickson Pearce
F Goodes L. Jones Skinner
R Hill Jolley C. Smith
Int Anastasio* Cravino Stockdale
Jong McHarg Redpath
Conway Panos Hooper
Greenwood Gilbee Roberts
Werribee Tigers vs. Collingwood
Saturday 2nd June
Avalon Airport Oval at 2:00 PM
B Mangan Kennedy Hartigan
HB McMahon Pedersen Harding
C Sierakowski Tuck Lynch
HF Warren Tarrant Speight
F Gibson McKinley Castello
R Daw Ross Sharp
Int Sullivan Mather Martiniello
Moloney Ruggles Ablett
Fairley* Wormald Purton-Smith
B Farmer Hartley Stubbs
HB Wellingham Smith Young
C Ugle Yagmoor Seedsman
HF Didak Paine Elliott
F Ceglar Tarrant Wood
R Witts Head Ferraro
Int K. Pendlebury Hine Seccull
Boland S. Williams Heagney-Steart*
Doria Cathcart Cribbin
Debruin Riddle Hellier
Port Melbourne vs. Frankston
Saturday 2nd June
North Port Oval at 2:00 PM
B Brewer Noonan Gale
HB Johnston Pleming Sandilands
C Dwyer Baird Dillon
HF Burstin Bonaddio Wooffindin
F O’Farrell Galea Cain
R Skipper Valenti J. Purcell
Int Scipione C. Johnston Dermott
Stack* Hinkley O’Sullivan
Langford Woods Pitt
B Davenport Irving Lombardozzi
HB Osborne Van Unen Sketcher
C W. Miller Martin Delahunty
HF Potts Haretuku Bosward
F Fox Buchan Corp
R Orr Kitchin Hockey
Int Boland L. Clark S. Marusic
Johnston* Thoolen Greeley
Forato Clements Matheson
Northern Blues vs. Casey Scorpions
Saturday 2nd June
Visy Park at 2:00 PM
B McInnes Dirago Carter
HB Russell McCarthy Thomas
C O’Keeffe Bell Bray
HF Buckley Mitchell Bransgrove
F Lucas Visser Kerr
R Meese Lambert Marcon
Int T. Wilson Dorman Toman
Atta Soncin Totevski
B Riseley Davis Davey
HB L. Tynan Fitzpatrick Bate
C Panozza Morton J. Tynan
HF Couch Sellar Sheahan
F Lawrence Cook Fieldsend
R Spencer Petterd McGough
Int Collins Patti Weekes
Petropoulos Johnstone* Gent
Smith Allen Nicholls
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