VFL Round 13

Coburg vs Footscray at Piranha Park 1pm
(Development League match Coburg vs Casey Scorpions at 10am)
Essendon vs Port Melbourne at Windy Hill 2:10pm(Channel 7)
Collingwood vs Northern Blues at Holden Centre 4pm

(Dev League) Box Hill Hawks vs Northern Blues at Box Hill 11am
Sandringham vs Frankston at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League match at 11am)
Williamstown vs North Ballarat at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm
(VFL Women Western Spurs vs Geelong at 11am)
Richmond vs Casey Scorpions at Punt Road 2:10pm(Channel 7)

VFL Byes Box Hill Hawks,Geelong,Werribee
Dev League Byes Port Melbourne,Werribee,Williamstown

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VFL Round 12

Frankston vs North Ballarat at Frankston 2pm
(Development League match Frankston vs Williamstown starts at 11am(
Port Melbourne vs Box Hill Hawks at North Port Oval 2pm(3WBC)
(Development League match starts at 11am)
Werribee vs Coburg at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 2pm
(Development League match starts at 11am)
Northern Blues vs Sandringham at Preston 2:10pm(Channel 7)
(Development League match starts at 11am)

Williamstown vs Geelong at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm
Collingwood vs Richmond at Victoria Park 2:10pm(Channel 7)

VFL Byes Casey Scorpions,Essendon,Footscray
Development League Bye Casey Scorpions

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VFL Round 11

(Dev League)Frankston vs Box Hill Hawks at Frankston 11am
Coburg vs Port Melbourne at Piranha Park 2pm
(Development League match starts at 11am)
North Ballarat vs Casey Scorpions at Eureka Stadium 2pm
(C/R TAC Cup North Ballarat Rebels vs Geelong Falcons at 11am)
Werribee vs Essendon at Avalon Airport Oval 2:10pm(Channel 7)
(Development League Werribee vs Casey Scorpions at 6:30pm)

Frankston vs Footscray at Frankston Park 2pm(Casey Radio)
(C/R VFL Womens Seaford vs Western Spurs at 11am)
Geelong vs Box Hill Hawks at Simonds Stadium 2:10pm(Channel 7,3WBC)

VFL Byes Collingwood,Northern Blues,Richmond,Sandringham,Williamstown
Development League Byes Northern Blues,Sandringham,Williamstown

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Box Hill coach Marco Bello says his side was non competitive in VFL loss to the Northern Blues

From the Leader Group website - Localfooty
Reported by Megan HURSTHWAITE
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BOX Hill coach Marco Bello labelled his side “non competitive” after it capitulated to the Northern Blues on Saturday.

The Hawks led by four points at half time but were outscored 11 goals to five in the second half.

The 15.13 (103) to 10.7 (67) defeat at Box Hill City Oval was the team’s third defeat in four matches. The latest lost plunged the Hawks (5-3) from third spot to fifth on the ladder.

“We were non-competitive really, unfortunately,’’ Bello said.

Marco Bello was not a happy coach on Saturday. Picture: Stuart Milligan.
“The stats may not say that, with hands on the footy and inside 50’s similar, but we were un-Box Hill like in how we moved the ball inside 50 and our ability to defend.

“The Northern Blues showed us how to play our style and we had too many passengers. We were happy with two or three players and you could put a blanket over the rest who just did bits and pieces.”

Collingwood takes its fourth win on the spin by defeating top-of-the-ladder Casey Scorpions

From the Leader Group Website - Localfooty
Reported by Paul AMY
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THE sun peeked through at one stage, but it was altogether a dirty day at Casey Fields, cold and wet and windy, a winter special.

And for the Casey Scorpions it was a rotten result.

They not only lost to Collingwood by 40 points, they lost top spot on the VFL ladder, handing it over to Williamstown after the Seagulls overcame a dogged Frankston at Point Gellibrand.

And their return of 2.7 (19) was the club’s lowest in the VFA/VFL, thinner than the 3.4 (22) against North Ballarat in 2004.

In heavy conditions that left the players exhausted, the Magpies took the lead through goals from Matt Smith and Jordan Collopy in the first quarter and held it the rest of the way.

The one-touch class of James Aish and Rupert Wills was telling, ruckman Lachlan Howe took it up to big Jake Spencer and Travis Cloke was the best forward on the ground.

VFL Round 10

(Dev League)Sandringham vs Werribee at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 11am
Footscray vs Geelong at Whitten Oval 11am
North Ballarat vs Coburg at Eureka Stadium 1pm
Box Hill Hawks vs Northern Blues at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC)
(Development League match at 11am)
Williamstown vs Frankston at Burbank Oval,Williamstown 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)
Casey Scorpions vs Collingwood at Casey Fields 2:10pm(Channel 7)
(VFL Women Darebin vs Melbourne Uni at 11:15am)

Sandringham vs Essendon at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham 11:40am(Channel 7)
(VFL Women Knox vs Seaford at 2:30pm)
Richmond vs Werribee at Punt Road 12:30pm

VFL Bye Port Melbourne
Development League Byes Casey Scorpions,Coburg,Port Melbourne

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VFL Round 9

(Dev League)Coburg vs Sandringham at Piranha Park 11am
Werribee vs Collingwood at Avalon Aiport Oval,Werribee 2pm(VFL Live)
(Development League Werribee vs Williamstown at 11am)

Footscray vs Williamstown at Whitten Oval 11am
Coburg vs Richmond at Piranha Park 11:40am(Channel 7)
Geelong vs Sandringham at Simonds Stadium 1pm
Box Hill Hawks vs North Ballarat at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC)
Casey Scorpions vs Port Melbourne at Casey Fields 2pm(Casey Radio)
(Development League match at 11am)
Northern Blues vs Frankston at IKON Park 2pm
(Development League match at 11am)

VFL Bye Essendon
Development League Bye Box Hill Hawks

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SA state game host, but Vics set rules

From Adelaide Advertiser
Reported by Michelangelo Rucci
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TIMES change — even SA-Victoria football relations have remarkably mellowed.

It is 31 years (almost to the day) since Kevin Sheedy strained SANFL-VFL diplomacy by playing four — rather than three — interchange players in the Australian Championship state game against Neil Balme’s SA team at Football Park.

On Sunday, the SANFL will host the VFL in the first State game played between the leagues on the redeveloped Adelaide Oval — and the home team has given up its significant points of difference.

There will be 50m penalties, as in the AFL and VFL rule book — rather than the SANFL’s 25m rule. The cutaways to the SA coach’s box to monitor Graham Cornes’ reaction to these penalties will be priceless.

There will be the AFL’s interpretation of the “deliberate out-of-bounds” rules — rather than the SANFL’s “last-disposal” penalty for kicks and handpasses that fall out of play.

And there will be no cap on interchange rotations — not the 90 enforced in the AFL nor the 60 imposed in the SANFL. There is no cap on rotations in the VFL State league

The Victorians will feel at home at Adelaide Oval on Sunday — just as Sheedy did on May 14, 1985 at Football Park when the “Big V”, with an extra man, won by 57 points and then had the win stripped by the now-defunct National Football League.

Which is more staggering — that the SANFL has no “home-ground” rules as would apply in baseball ... or that Australian football has more than one law book while trying to claim it is a national sport?

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VFL Round 8 and 2016 State Game

Richmond vs Essendon at Punt Road 4pm

SANFL vs VFL at Adelaide Oval 2:10pm(Melb Time)(3WBC)
(C/Raiser SA U18s vs SA U20s at 11:25am(Melb Time))
*NO TV Coverage of State game there will be a live video stream on VFL Website*

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VFL squad reduced to 25

From VFL Website
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The final training squad for the Peter Jackson VFL state team has been announced.

The original list of 30 that was announced last week has been trimmed to 25, with one addition, Casey Scorpion forward Tim Smith.

The introduction of Smith into the squad will provide the VFL team with more forward options, as the 25-man squad will be reduced to 23 for the trip to face the SANFL on Sunday May 29 at Adelaide Oval.

The team will come together next Tuesday at IKON Park, the first of three training sessions leading up to the state clash.

Sam Iles (Box Hill), Hugh Sandilands (Port Melbourne), James Ferry (Essendon), Ozgur Uysal (Coburg), Tom Simpkin (Sandringham) and Anthony Anastasio (Williamstown) were not selected in the final training squad, leaving 10 VFL clubs still represented.

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