Werribee endured a forgettable day out at Frankston Park on Saturday, going down to Richmond by 102 points.
It may not have definitively answered any questions about the health of its 2017 campaign, but Werribee delivered exactly what the doctor ordered with a gritty 18-point win over Coburg at Piranha Park on Saturday.
All good things must come to an end.
You can’t get too fussy when you string together five wins on the trot, but the Werribee faithful are no doubt wishing they could breathe a little easier through their side’s final quarters.
Werribee overcame a sluggish start to stage a remarkable comeback victory against Collingwood on Saturday, erasing a 47-point second-quarter deficit to run out 11-point winners at Wangaratta’s Norm Minns Oval.
Werribee has recorded its first win of 2017 with a hard-fought victory over Essendon at Arden Street.
Wayward kicking has cost Werribee dearly in its season-opening clash against Geelong in Torquay, the Tigers going down by 25 points after some shaky shooting for goal in the first half.
Werribee’s senior side suffered its first pre-season defeat of 2017 when it went down to the Northern Blues by 23 points at Arden Street on Sunday.
Happy Ending to 2016
Close losses always hurt, but Werribee’s six-point defeat at the hands of Sandringham at Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday proved particularly painful.
If ever there was a way to silence the doubters and make the rest of the competition sit up and take notice, Werribee’s pulsating 14-point win over the Northern Blues on Saturday was it.
Some days, you just have to win ugly.
Werribee has produced its best performance of the season to secure a gutsy fightback win over Casey Demons, prevailing by 13 points at Hogans Road Reserve in Hoppers Crossing.
Werribee has been outclassed by reigning premiers Footscray, going down by 51 points at Victoria University Whitten Oval on Saturday night.
Wild weather brought an unexpected end to Werribee’s final practice match of the year on Saturday, with the Tigers forced to abandon their clash with the Casey Demons at Casey Fields in the final term.
Werribee survived a late scare in Saturday’s practice match against Coburg, holding on for a three-point win in blustery conditions at RAMS Arena in Craigieburn.