Seagulls Thump Blues in Mighty Fashion
Williamstown has recorded one of its biggest victories in recent times today, thumping the Northern Blues by 143 points on a perfect day for football at Burbank Oval.
The Seagulls opened the day by kicking nine goals to one behind in the opening term and never looked back, following on from their ten-goal first term against Werribee a week earlier.
Unlike the week prior, the Seagulls were able to extend their margin at each break, before finishing with a seven goal to two final term to finish off the match strongly.
Key forward Ayce Cordy booted three of his four goals inside the opening 15 minutes to get the momentum started, while spearhead Sam Dunell finished off the day kicking his biggest total in a Seagulls jumper with six majors.
Spearhead Sam Dunell lead the way for the Seagulls with five goals, including three in the opening term to kick-start Williamstown's dominance. He also finished with 10 marks in a fantastic, well-rounded display of forward play.
All in all the Seagulls boasted six multiple goal-kickers and eleven individually, with Dylan Conway and Sean Hetherington also chipping in with three goals each.
After being a late withdrawl with back spasms last week, skipper Ben Jolley showed no signs of rust as he amassed 47 disposals and kicked a goal to take clear best on ground honours. Fellow premiership midfielder Ed Carr followed suit with 37 disposals and a goal, while Willie Wheeler completed the midfield trifecta with 33 disposals and a goal.
Despite losing premiership players Cameron Lockwood and Nick Meese during the week, Williamstown's younger brigade stepped up to fill those voids manfully..
Developing ruckman Tyler Curtis stepped in to play his best game in the blue and gold at senior level, with 21 disposals, 25 hitouts and a goal.
Premiership defender Jack Johnstone (22 disposals) made a successful return from injury, coming straight into the senior side after recovering from a pre-season hand injury.
The Seagulls amassed over 200 more disposals than their Blues opponents, and had twice as many kicks en route to easily their biggest win of the season.
The only downside to come out of the mammoth win was the report of young winger Jack Dorgan.
Williamstown will now look to continue this great run of recent form when they travel to the Holden Centre to face Collingwood next Saturday.
Williamstown: 25.22 (172)
Northern Blues: 3.11 (29)
Goals: Dunell 6, Cordy 4, Conway 3, Hetherington 3, Masters 2, Siposs 2, Wheeler, Curtis, Jolley, E.Carr, Anastasio.
Best: Jolley, E.Carr, Dunell, Curtis, Wheeler, Cordy.