VFL SATURDAY RECAP: Round 1

The 2017 Peter Jackson VFL season kicked off with Port Melbourne defeating the Northern Blues by 29 points in a standalone match on Saturday.

The remaining six games of Round 1 will be played across the Easter long weekend.

 

PORT MELBOURNE 12.15 (87) d NORTHERN BLUES 8.10 (58)

A big crowd turned out at North Port Oval for Port Melbourne’s ‘Call to Arms’ Day and Borough champion Chris Cain’s 175th senior match – earning him VFL life membership. Port opened up a scrappy contest by kicking three unanswered goals in the second term to take a 22-point lead into half time, with 2015 ‘Frosty’ Miller Medallist Jordan Lisle then booting six second-half goals to ensure victory for the home team. In heavy rain, Cain capped his milestone game with a major of his own after the final siren.

Goalkickers: Lisle 7 (Port Melbourne) / Jaksch 2, Fisher 2 (Northern Blues)

 

* CLICK HERE for the full result, goalkickers and best players

 

Next week’s games:

Friday:
- Footscray vs Box Hill Hawks
Saturday:
- Sandringham vs Essendon
- Coburg vs Collingwood (Channel 7)
Sunday:
- Richmond vs North Ballarat
- Werribee vs Geelong
Monday:
- Williamstown vs Casey Demons

 

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VFL 2018 Ladder

Peter Jackson VFL 2018
POS TEAM PTS
1 Richmond 56
2 Casey Demons 56
3 Geelong 52
4 Williamstown 52
5 Collingwood 48
6 Box Hill Hawks 48
7 Port Melbourne 40
8 Essendon 36
9 Footscray 32
10 North Melbourne 32
11 Werribee 28
12 Northern Blues 24
13 Sandringham 22
14 Frankston 8
15 Coburg 6