MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Jaeger O'Meara of the Hawks looks on during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL press conference and training session at Waverley Park on January 20, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)


Geelong 12.12 (84) def. Richmond 11.11 (77)

Geelong held on late to beat Richmond by seven points. Tom Atkins played well for the Cats, recording 22 disposals, 14 tackles and kicking a goal. Aaron Black kicked a much needed three goals, while Wylie Buzza chipped in with two.

Jacob Townsend was once again impressive for the Tigers, he led the game in disposals, racking up 25.

Casey 16.6 (102) def. Northern Blues 8.17 (65)

The Demons’ Ben Kennedy (35 disposals and three goals) shone as Casey breezed past the Northern Blues. Despite being reported, Christian Salem also put in a good effort in the victory, he had 28 touches and kicked a goal. Jack Watts (22 disposals and a goal) was solid in his return to the VFL after being axed by Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin.

Rhys Palmer did all he could for his side, finishing the game with two majors and 31 touches.

Port Melbourne 30.17 (197) def. Coburg 5.7 (37)

It was an ugly day for Coburg, as they were decimated by 160 points. Jordan Lisle had a great day for Port Melbourne, kicking a bag of seven goals. HTeammate Eli Templeton was also impressive, kicking three majors and collecting 26 disposals.

Hisham Kerbatieh was the only multiple goal-scorer for Coburg, slotting two majors.

Essendon 14.5 (89) def. Box Hill 12.11 (83)

The wind wreaked havoc in the first half, as Essendon took home a six point win over Box Hill. Daniel Younan kicked four goals for the Bombers, while Craig Bird had 28 touches and 10 tackles.

Jaeger O’Meara was excellent for the Hawks in his return from injury, he had 25 disposals, kicked three goals and laid seven tackles in around 70 minutes game time.

Collingwood 19.14 (128) def. North Ballarat 6.5 (41)

It was another heavy loss for North Ballarat, as they went down to Collingwood by 87 points. Tim Broomhead (41 disposals and three goals) and Gus Borthwick (25 disposals and five goals) both played exceptional games for the Pies.

On a dark day for the Roosters, Lloyd Meek managed to kick two goals.

Williamstown 17.15 (117) def. Werribee 6.10 (46)

Williamstown have moved to top spot after a convincing win over Werribee. The Tigers could only manage 15 points after quarter time.

Lachlan Schultz, Ben Cavarra and Samuel Dunell all slotted three goals for the Seagulls.

Lindsay Thomas was one of the lone shining lights for Werribee, he also kicked three goals, including this stunner to get the Tigers going.