HOBART, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Debutant, Ollie Dempsey of the Cats kicks the ball during the 2022 AFL Round 06 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Geelong Cats at Blundstone Arena on April 24, 2022 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Eight games were held in the VFL over the weekend to mark Round 13 of the state league's season, with Queensland clubs Gold Coast and Brisbane continuing to dominate at the summit.

The Suns had plenty of star performers in their monster win over the Norther Bullants, with one young midfielder collecting 44 disposals and booting two goals.

The Cats chalked up their fifth win of the season thanks to some brilliance from a second-year forward, while a Werribee pair added to their dominant campaigns in the club's eighth straight win.

Read up on all of the weekend's leading names from Round 13 of the VFL.

Geelong vs Frankston (72 - 70)

Geelong held on at home against the Dolphins thanks to a late goal from second-year forward Ollie Dempsey.

Dempsey was among Geelong's best performers on Friday night, booting a game-high three goals from a team-high 25 possessions to steer his side over the line.

Sam Simpson and Hamish Lucas were commendable on the night, with the latter amassing 11 clearances, while Mid-Season Draft recruit Mitch Hardie impressed with 21 disposals, eight tackles, six clearances and as many marks in his debut.

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Debutant, Ollie Dempsey of the Cats kicks the ball during the 2022 AFL Round 06 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Geelong Cats at Blundstone Arena on April 24, 2022 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Dolphin Matt Johnson booted two goals in the final term to keep Frankston in the game, while Will Fordham's strong season continued - collecting 33 disposals and recording nine clearances.

Brisbane vs Sydney (142 - 31)

The Lions returned to the winner's list with a convincing victory over the Swans, who only added their first win of the year last week.

Brisbane trio Blake Coleman, Wylie Buzza and Shadeau Brain all chipped in with four goals each, while No.1 forward Tom Fullarton found plenty of the pill on his way to 21 disposals and one goal.

The Lions' general in midfield, Jarryd Lyons, was once again playing at a level above to record 36 disposals, eight tackles and 13 clearances in the win. Noah Answerth and Jaxon Prior were also strong for the Queensland side to press their case for AFL returns.

Sydney pair Dylan Stephens and Ryan Clarke did the same for the Swans, combining for 58 disposals and 12 clearances, with the latter's evening lacking clinically to finish the day with three behinds to his name.

Draft chance Caiden Cleary pulled on the red and white, booting one of their four goals and also managing 15 touches in his second showing for the year.

GWS vs Southport (128 - 79)

The Giants moved into the top eight and handed Southport their seventh loss of the season on Saturday afternoon at GWS' home base.

The usual suspects got the job done for GWS, with Wade Derksen and Max Gruzewski booting seven goals between them, while Tom McCaffrey and James Creighton each three apiece.

James Peatling responded after his omission from the senior side to collect 37 disposals, nine clearances and a goal, while Isaac Cumming shined in his return from injury to manage 29 possessions out of defence.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: James Peatling of the Giants celebrates with team mates after kicking a goal during the round 10 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the West Coast Eagles at GIANTS Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The competition's No.1 ball winner in Jacob Dawson was again prolific for the Sharks, collecting 16 clearances from his 35 disposals.

VFL goalkicking leader Fraser Thurlow was kept to just the one goal from his three scoring shots in his 100th game.

Richmond vs Sandringham (87 - 55)

The Tigers collected their third win in four weeks with a strong finish at home over Sandringham.

Richmond carried a two-point lead into the last quarter before piling on four goals to the Zebras' none to move into ninth on the ladder.

Richmond's Mid-Season Draft signing Matt Coulthard kicked a pair of majors from his 16 possessions, while Cam Olden and Kaelan Bradtke also chipped in with multiple goals each.

Olden was among the Tigers' best ball winners with 25 possessions, while sophomore pair Tom Brown and Sam Banks both impressed with 30 and 27 touches respectively.

Sandringham defender Ben Paton was the Zebras' leading ball winner with 35 possessions, while Jack Bytel showed no signs of slowing down in his return with 30 disposals and a goal.

Werribee vs Carlton (76 - 70)

Werribee clawed back from three goals down to win their eighth straight win of the season and sit in the top three after 13 rounds.

Tigers livewire Shaun Mannagh was back to his best with three goals, 28 disposals, nine tackles and five clearances for the afternoon, while Tom Gribble continued his stellar season with 35 possessions - making it seven games in a row with 30 or more possessions.

Young Blues winger Jaxon Binns continues to inch closer to an AFL debut after leading Carlton's disposal count with 32 of his own, while senior onballer George Hewett returned from concussion to record 24 possessions and seven tackles.

Ned Cahill popped up with two goals to be Carlton's only multiple goalkicker in the absence of in-form and injured goalsneak Ben Ronke.

Williamstown vs Footscray (48 - 78)

Footscray edged back toward the top 10 with a dominant last quarter away to Williamstown, booting four goals to none to claim their fifth victory of the season.

Dogs ruckman Jordon Sweet was dominant in midfield for the Dogs, amassing 53 hitouts, eight clearances and 14 disposals.

Joel Garner was a standout for the Dogs in the middle, recording 38 possession for a return of 12 clearances a 13 tackles. Lachie Sullivan enjoyed another 30-disposal game, while defender Cody Raak flexed his ability in attack with a game-high haul of three goals.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Darcy Cameron of the Magpies and Jordon Sweet of the Bulldogs cduring the round 10 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on May 13, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Buku Khamis and Connor Smith added two goals each, while the Seagulls had all six of their goals shared evenly in what was an inaccurate afternoon for the home side, who kicked 12 behinds from 18 scoring shots.

Williamstown defender Marty Hore continued his strong first year with the Seagulls to amass 26 disposals and 10 marks.

Northern Bullants vs Gold Coast (24 - 146)

Sunday's first game of the day was ugly viewing if you weren't a Suns supporter, with the competition's ladder leaders only strengthening their monster percentage for 2023.

An eight-goal opening term set the Suns up for a big day out, with sharpshooter Chris Burgess leading the charge with five goals to his name. Brodie McLaughlin and Hewago Oea added three goals apiece, while four more players kicked multiple goals.

Among those was Sam Flanders, who had 44 disposals and 13 clearances, a performance only rivalled by Brandon Ellis, who matched him with two goals, 37 possessions and 14 marks.

Elijah Hollands and James Tsitas - another one of the multiple goalkickers - also impressed in the win.

While it was a tough day for the Bullants, their star man in Jean-Luc Velissaris was again a standout at Preston City Oval, notching up 38 disposals, 11 marks and nine clearances.

Coburg vs North Melbourne (65 - 95)

The Roos remain in the top six thanks to a five-goal win over Coburg, who are still looking for their first victory of 2023.

After being dropped to the VFL this week, senior pair Darcy Tucker and Aaron Hall combined for 79 possessions in offering plenty of run as Daniel Howe and Ben Cunnington did plenty of damage through the middle.

Ruckman Tristan Xerri had a successful return from injury to collect 16 disposals, six clearances and 28 hitouts against the hapless Lions.

Aaron Clarke was among Coburg's best, booting a game-high four goals from his 13 possessions.