VFL Round 6 Tips and Preview - Super Saturday features six games

Dale Fenney 19 May 2017
  • Super Saturday returns with six clashes
  • Footscray to host Geelong in the live Channel 7 TV Game

Round 6 of the Victoria Football League will see the return of 'Super Saturday' with some important clashes throughout the weekend.

North Ballarat will kick start this weekend's football action when they host the Werribee Tigers at Eureka Stadium this Saturday. North Ballarat will play their second game this season at Eureka Stadium with their maiden win the task on hand. Werribee Tigers will be looking to make it four wins in a row after an impressive run. The Roosters were dominated at home last weekend by Williamstown while the Werribee Tigers made a fighting comeback to defeat Collingwood by 11 points. Trailing by 41 points at quarter-time, Werribee slowly fought their way back and six goals to one in the third term set up the win.

Coburg Lions like North Ballarat will be fighting it out at home for their first win of the season when Essendon travels to Piranha Park. Essendon boast a 2-3 record and will be hoping to level their record while Coburg will looking for their first win of this seasons campaign. Coburg were last weekend denied their first win when Sandringham won a heartbreaker at Piranha Park. The plucky Lions held leads of 25 points early in the third quarter and 13 points approaching midway through the final term, but the visitors kicked six goals to two after three-quarter time to see the Zebras home. After dropping to an early 17-point deficit, Essendon piled on 11 of the next 13 goals to seal a big win over Geelong.

Northern Blues breakthrough season has them hosting Sandringham this weekend at Preston City Oval. The Blues have jumped into third position with a 4-1 start to the season, Sandringham trail them just by percentage in fourth with a 4-1 record also. Northern Blues kicked 14.14 (98) and restricted last seasons grand finalists Casey Demons to 6.7 (43) to record an impressive win with Kristian Jaksch kicking five goals. Sandringham come-from-behind to steal victory from Coburg with a 15.10 (100) to 14.5 (89) win away from home.

Footscray will host Geelong at Whitten Oval on Saturday afternoon with the game to be televised live on Channel 7. The reigning premiers Footscray hold a 3-2 record whilst the Cats sit just under par at 2-3. The Bulldogs played in the Channel 7 TV game last week when Port Melbourne pulled away to win after a thrilling game. 20 points in the second term was all that split the two sides until the final term. Port Melbourne recorded a 30-point win at home to the Dogs. Geelong couldn't go on with their good start as Essendon overran them to win in fashion.

Before the two AFL sides battle across the road at the MCG, Collingwood will host Box Hill Hawks at the Holden Centre on Saturday afternoon. Box Hill have began the season brilliantly with a 5-0 undefeated start whilst Collingwood have dropped four in a row to be at 1-4. Collingwood were kicking themselves after leading by 41 points at the first change before going down by 11 points at full time. Mason Cox kicked four goals for the Magpies. Box Hill kicked 14 goals to five from late in the second quarter to overrun Richmond at home.

After three straight away games, Casey Demons will return home under the lights with a blockbuster clash with Port Melbourne at 7:00pm Saturday night. Port Melbourne are full of confidence after an undefeated start while the Demons return home to Casey Fields after a lowly 1-4 start to the year. Melbourne's run of injuries in the AFL side has effected Casey after the Blues dominated them last weekend. The Demons return home though where there only for the season came from in round two as they look to record their second. Port Melbourne's five unanswered goal run saw them defeat the Bulldogs after a close affair all game.

Williamstown will clash with Richmond in the final game of the round and only Sunday VFL game at Burbank Oval. Williamstown come into the contest with a 3-2 record as the Tigers sit inside the eight at 2-3. Williamstown's inaccuracy cost them a bigger win last week with 21 behinds from 38 scoring shots as they demolished North Ballarat by 91 points. Richmond couldn't keep up with the undefeated Hawks with a sloppy second half seeing the Tigers to their third straight loss.   

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