Seagulls Bounce Back Over Scorpions
Williamstown has bounced back with a win, defeating Casey by 44 points at Casey Fields last night.
The match started with a high-octane first quarter, where both sides were able to hit the scoreboard with regularity, booting nine goals between them.
But from the second term onwards, the Seagulls were able to dry up the Scorpions goal kicking opportunities, while still managing to play an attacking style that was entertaining for the traveling supporters in attendance.
Leading by 26 points at the main break, Williamstown slightly added to that margin in the third term, before kicking away again in the last to record the 44-point win.
New recruit Arryn Siposs put in his best performance for the club, and could have easily finished with six goals if not for a couple of missed opportunities. He also spent some time down back, with his long kicking a true highlight on a cold Casey night.
Casey showed signs of challenging at various points in the contest, but with the Seagulls dourness in defence, they were unable to add any scoreboard pressure, with many of their forward thrusts eventually resulting in Williamstown goals off counter-attacks.
The Scorpions boasted many talented Melbourne-listed players, but they were no match for the hungry Seagulls, who were motivated by last week's loss to Box Hill to make amends.
Siposs' four-goal haul was the highlight of the match, in a team that boasted six multiple goal-kickers, showcasing the many avenues to goal that the Seagulls were able to create.
Willie Wheeler led Williamstown in both disposals and clearances (27 & 14 respectively), and was a major catalyst in the victory with his ability to not only accumulate possessions but also deliver well inside 50.
Nick Meese completely dominated the ruck contests, with an incredible 62 hit-out performance and a classy goal out of the ruck to cap off a mammoth outing.
Premiership heroes Michael Gibbons (24 disposals) and Leigh Masters (21 disposals) also had huge games, with the latter adding two goals to his name, one of which was the first goal of the match.
While he didn't win a lot of possession, key defender and 23rd man Caleb Sullivan put in a fantastic defensive effort against the Casey talls, who had proved troublesome for opposition sides in the opening two rounds.
Both returning players Jack Dorgan and Ben Bese played well and more importantly, got through the match unscathed.
Williamstown will now reset for our Round 4 rivalry blockbuster against old foes Port Melbourne, at Burbank Oval this coming Sunday.
Casey: 11.4 (70)
Williamstown: 17.12 (114)
Goals: Siposs 4, Anastasio 2, Dunell 2, Masters 2, Conway 2, Cordy 2, Hetherington, Sing, Meese.
Best: Wheeler, Meese, Masters, Siposs, Currie, Hetherington.