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SANDRINGHAM was unfancied against Werribee but ultimately untroubled and ultra impressive.

A blazing second half speared the Zebras to their first victory of the season, a 64-point triumph at Chirnside Park on Saturday that will have the bookies hastily revising the premiership market.

Who would have thought it would turn into a fat percentage earner for a Sandy side that fronted up for the match with only a draw to show from its first three matches?

It turned into a romp after the Zebras, using a strong wind, booted eight goals in the third quarter.

Six goals came on the spin, a burst that reduced Werribee to a shambles.

Thirty-one points to the good at the last change, Sandy played considered and careful football in the first 10 minutes of the last quarter to suck the life out of Werribee. No industrial vacuum cleaner could have done it better.

Then they went on another scoring spree in defiance of the wind.

By the end of it, Terry Milera had six goals, giving defenders Farren Ray and Sam Dunnell a run for the best-afield accolade.

Jimmy Webster and captain Marcus Marigliani also elbowed their way into contention.

It was all a contrast from the first half. There was little between the teams, with Werribee coming out of it with a six-point lead after nailing four of the last five goals of the second quarter, when they had the wind.

The Zebras had earlier skipped 14 points clear after what will stand as one of the most memorable goals of the VFL season.

From the kick-out, Webster played on and found Spencer White.

The big fellow bolted off like Usain Bolt, taking four bounces as he went from half back to the wing to half forward, from where he slotted it. It brought to mind one of those wonderful running goals from Buddy Franklin.

A few minutes earlier Cameron Shenton put in a similarly brilliant effort, taking the ball and sprinting into an open goal.

And Arryn Siposs had put through a peach to open the second quarter, converting from 50m into the wind.

Another outstanding Zebra goal came in the first quarter when Milera plucked the ball off the pack as casually as a boy picking an apple from a tree and popped it through. There were enough highlights to make an end-of-season reel.

Milera kicked three in the first half, added three more in the second and was never less than dangerous.

Sandringham 4.5 9.7 17.15 24.20 (164) d Werribee Tigers 4.1 10.7 13.7 15.10 (100)

Sandringham goals: Milera 6 Shenton 3 White 3 Hickey 2 Michaliades 2 Curren 2 Minchington 2 Ledger Staley Siposs Lever. Best: Milera Webster Dunell Marigliani Shenton Ray

Werribee Tigers goals: Maric 3 Warren 3 Iles 2 Brown 2 Castello 2 Gysberts Davis McGenniss. Best: Currie Warren Gysberts McGenniss Moore Sherlock

Development League - Sandringham 3.3 4.8 5.11 7.13 (55) lt Werribee Tigers 3.1 6.7 8.11 14.16 (100)

Sandringham goals: Banfield 3 Dowler Persson Tiernan Widdowson. Best: Plostins Williams Fallon Maitland Coates Shakallis