Collingwood 8.11 (59) def. by Port Melbourne 9.11 (65)
Port Melbourne has delivered in the clutch, defeating Collingwood by a single kick. Thomas O’Sullivan was terrific for the Borough, he had 34 touches as his side cemented third spot heading into finals.
Brayden Sier was one of Collingwood’s best on ground, he finished the game with 24 disposals and a goal.
North Ballarat 6.11 (47) def. by Sandringham 15.12 (102)
It was a big win for Sandringham, however, it wasn’t enough to book them a place in the finals, falling short on percentage. Nicholas O’Kearney (26 disposals and two goals) put in a big game for the Zebras, as did Rowan Marshall (four goals).
Despite a tough day for his side, James Keeble was able to slot three goals for North Ballarat.
Footscray 8.10 (58) def. by Williamstown 14.17 (101)
Williamstown locked up top spot thanks to a win over Footscray. Adam Marcon (31 disposals, 10 tackles, and a goal), and Michael Gibbons (32 disposals and a goal) led the way for the Seagulls.
Casey 11.15 (81) def. Werribee 9.12 (66)
Casey made sure of their top four position, defeating Werribee by 15 points. Ex-NBL player Corey Maynard had 21 disposals and two goals for the Demons, while his teammate Jack Trengove had 25 touches.
Matt Hanson had yet another best on performance for Werribee. He would finish the game with 30 disposals and nine tackles.
Richmond 17.17 (119) def. Coburg 4.9 (33)
Richmond will head into the finals in winning form thanks to a big performance against Coburg. Brandon Wood performed well, finishing with 29 disposals and two goals, as did Anthony Miles who had 28 touches.
In what was a dark day for Coburg, however Liam Hunt played well. He finished the game with 29 disposals and one major.
Geelong 10.9 (69) def. Essendon 9.13 (67)
Geelong claimed the four points on the weekend, however could not get the required percentage to send themselves into the finals. Former North Melbourne player Aaron Black slotted two goals, while Timm House put in a good performance.
James Ferry and Daniel Younan both slotted two goals for the Bombers, however, it was not quite enough to get them over the line.
Box Hill 19.13 (127) def. Northern Blues 7.8 (50)
Box Hill piled on the goals, as they booked themselves a place inside the top two. Kade Stewart and Will Murphy both kicked bags of four goals in the Hawks’ win.
Rhys Palmer was one of the best for the Blues, he managed to kick three majors.