Seagulls make it six straight

 

Williamstown has consolidated its second place on the VFL ladder, picking up their sixth straight victory with a 56-point win over North Ballarat at Burbank Oval today.

 

The Seagulls led at every change en route to the 16.22 (118) to 9.8 (62) win, in what was the final game at home for over a month.

 

Despite being winless, North Ballarat certainly took it right up to the Seagulls, particularly in the first half, with their pressure and attack on the ball matching that of the home side.

 

But after halftime, the Seagulls were able to get the game back onto their terms, and were able to kick away in the third term, before the Roosters competed well in the final term to win the quarter.

 

With Brett Bewley and Michael Gibbons getting a well earned rest after taking part in state team duties a few weeks prior, two new Seagulls were able to get their opportunity.

 

Josh Pickess played his first senior game with the club after two impressive Development matches, showing great acceleration and poise off half back.

 

Lachlan Bramble also made his debut as 23rd man, getting some early touches and showing that he was not out of place at senior level.

 

Wingman Jack Dorgan was everywhere for the Seagulls, with a best on ground display thanks to his hard running into open space, and ability to penetrate inside 50 often to the Seagulls forwards. The Seagulls midfield was also well fed by ruckman Nick Meese, who exerted his dominance at the stoppages and ensured that his team were first to the ball at the centre bounces and around the ground.

 

Williamstown's defence were again standouts on the day, led by Jake Greiser who continues to grow in his role at half-back. He was well-helped by Jack Charleston also, whose toughness in the clinches and rebounding from defence often kick started many Seagulls advances.

 

Up forward, the pressure applied from Lachlan Schultz and Leigh Masters could be attributed to many of the club's goals, as well as kicking three between them themselves.

 

Williamstown will now hit the road, taking on Essendon at Windy Hill on Saturday at 12pm.

  

Williamstown: 16.22 (118)

North Ballarat: 9.8 (62)

Goals: Siposs 3, Cavarra 3, Masters 2, Cordy 2, Charleston, Dunell, Jolley, Norton, Schultz, Dorgan.

Best: Dorgan, Schultz, Meese, Greiser, Masters, Charleston.

 

   

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