Werribee’s rampaging run towards 2019 VFL glory ended in heartbreak as Essendon stole the lead late and held on, consigning Mark Williams’ men to a devastating three-point defeat and semi-final exit.
Werribee gave its faithful a Father’s Day present to remember, knocking out reigning premiers Box Hill, to record its sixth triumph on the trot and first finals victory as a standalone club since 1998.
For the first time in 20 years, Werribee has locked in a finals berth as a standalone club, following Saturday’s 25-point victory over the reigning premiers Box Hill in the 10th annual Beyond Blue Cup at Avalon Airport Oval.
A seven-goal to one second quarter helped Werribee record a comprehensive 50-point win over Frankston on Diversity Day at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday.
Werribee suffered its fourth consecutive loss and seventh for the season by under three goals on Sunday morning against a strong Richmond outfit at Punt Road Oval.
Werribee has suffered its fifth defeat by under three goals, going down to a powerful Essendon outfit by 12 points at Avalon Aiport Oval on Sunday.
Werribee has broken a five-year drought at Trevor Barker Beach Oval and claimed its third win in a row, downing Sandringham by 24 points on Sunday.
Not until late in the final quarter of its clash with Frankston on Sunday did Werribee finally open up a clear match-winning lead, but the decisive moment arguably came much earlier in the day.
To suggest a run of five losses in three years amounts to a hoodoo might be a stretch, but Werribee’s 11-point loss to Footscray on Saturday did nothing to quash any growing sense the Bulldogs might be emerging as a bit of a bogey team for the “big W”.
Werribee will enter the 2019 VFL finals series with blistering momentum, after it held off a fast finishing Williamstown in a wet and wild Western Derby at Downer Oval on Saturday night.
Werribee recorded its greatest winning margin of the season, thumping Coburg by 86 points in the Towards Zero Round clash at Piranha Park on Sunday.
A scintillating best on ground display by Joel Bennett helped Werribee snap a four-game losing streak and claim a vitally-important 27-point win over fellow standalones Port Melbourne at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday.
A late fightback wasn’t enough as Werribee slumped to its third consecutive narrow loss, this time to Collingwood at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday.
Werribee’s winning streak has been broken by rivals Williamstown in a high-scoring thriller in this year’s John Pyne Memorial Cup at Avalon Airport Oval on Sunday.
Werribee has claimed back-to-back victories and its fourth of the season with a 35-point win over the Casey Demons at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday.
Werribee has scrapped its way to a 29-point win over Frankston at a windswept SkyBus Stadium on Sunday.