VFL MONDAY RECAP: Round 1 (Easter)

An extended Round 1 of the 2017 Peter Jackson VFL season concluded on Easter Monday with Williamstown defeating last year’s Grand Finalists the Casey Demons by 23 points.

Previously in Round 1, Port Melbourne defeated the Northern Blues two weekends ago and the Box Hill Hawks knocked off reigning premier Footscray on Good Friday, while Sandringham and Collingwood registered their first wins on Saturday and Richmond and Geelong did so yesterday.


WILLIAMSTOWN 12.11 (83) d CASEY DEMONS 8.12 (60)

The Seagulls broke open a high-quality arm-wrestle at Burbank Oval by kicking the only four goals of the third quarter to create a match-defining 31-point lead at the final change. Returning Williamstown premiership player Adam Marcon hit the scoreboard in the opening stanza while Ben Cavarra – debuting for the club alongside three former Frankston teammates – also booted a goal in an ominous sign of the club’s depth of talent.

Leading goalkickers: Currie 2, Gibbons 2, Masters 2 (Williamstown) / Scott 4 (Casey Demons)

Next up: Northern Blues vs Williamstown / Casey Demons vs North Ballarat

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VFL 2016 Ladder

Peter Jackson VFL 2017
1 Box Hill Hawks 38
2 Williamstown 36
3 Port Melbourne 34
4 Richmond 32
5 Footscray 32
6 Essendon 28
7 Werribee 28
8 Northern Blues 24
9 Casey Demons 24
10 Sandringham 24
11 Collingwood 20
12 Geelong 20
13 Coburg 4
14 North Ballarat 0