PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Matt Taberner of the Dockers looks to break a tackle during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Essendon Bombers at Domain Stadium on May 07, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

State League wrap-up: Round 17

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Collingwood 10.10 (70) def. by Williamstown 20.10 (130)

Michael Gibbons (40 disposals and four goals) has put in a massive effort to help lead Williamstown to a convincing 60-point win over Collingwood. Ben Cavarra also performed well for the Seagulls, recording 22 disposals and kicking two goals.

Jackson Ramsay was one of Collingwood’s best, he finished the game with 29 disposals and a goal, while James Aish suffered a head clash in the third quarter.

Werribee 9.7 (61) def. by Richmond 25.13 (163)

Richmond had a number of contributors as they dismantled Werribee by 102 points. Shai Bolton kicked five goals, while Ben Lennon chipped in with four. Ben Griffiths made his return to football after battling with concussion related problems, he had two goals in limited minutes.

Trent Dumont looks to have earned himself a recall to the seniors for North Melbourne, he was best on for Werribee collecting 35 touches.

Port Melbourne 9.13 (67) def. by Sandringham 11.9 (75)

In the only relatively close game for the round, Sandringham caused an upset, knocking off Port Melbourne. Blake Acres had 26 disposals and a goal for the Zebras, while Luke Dunstan (28 disposals and a goal), and Jason Holmes (57 hit-outs and five tackles) also performed well.

Borough stalwart Toby Pinwill was once again excellent, he finished the game with 32 touches

Essendon 16.15 (111) def. Northern Blues 4.6 (30)

Strong first and last quarters led to a convincing win for the Bombers. Brent Stanton (38 disposals and two goals), Kyle Langford (26 disposals & four goals), and Jayden Laverde (six goals) all had exceptional days at the office.

Cameron O’Shea had a good outing despite the loss, he had 26 touches and also kicked a goal. One of the few highlights for the Blues was this screamer from Jarrod Pickett.

Geelong 6.8 (44) def. by Footscray 16.10 (106)

Footscray kept Geelong goalless in the first quarter, which helped set-up a 62-point win. Anthony Bruhn kicked five goals for the Dogs, while Clay Smith had 32 touches and 10 tackles.

Big man Ryan Abbott had a big day for the Cats. He amassed 46 hit-outs while also collecting 25 disposals.

Box Hill 18.13 (121) def. North Ballarat 9.18 (72)

A five goal to zero opening term was enough to get Box Hill the win over North Ballarat. Dallas Willsmore (36 disposals, 16 marks, and two goals) was very good for the victors, as was Ty Vickery (20 disposals, two goals, and 50 hit-outs).

Again there wasn’t much to cheer about for Rooster fans, however, Lachlan George had 30 touches and a goal.

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