Back from the dead

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CRACKING DAY: Wangaratta’s Jade Cleeland played a key defensive role in his third VFL senior game, pictured here matched up on Mitch McCarthy. PHOTO: Cam Potter

WERRIBEE displayed poise and pressure during Saturday’s VFL clash with Collingwood at the Norm Minns oval to overcome a seven-goal deficit at quarter time and run away 11-point winners.

As expected by Tigers coach John Lamont the Magpies hit the game full of run and piled on 7.1 to 0.2 to light up the 900-strong crowd in ideal conditions.

The Magpies’ run from defence was especially prominent in the first quarter, with the line breaking run and instinctive handball tore through the Tigers as they stamped their dominance on the hosts.

AFL forward/ruckman Mason Cox booted two, while father-son Callum Brown showed his dash for the Magpies booting a classy goal on the run as they took a 41-point lead into the first change.

The 35-minute second term started in similar fashion to the first with Cox slotting his third major, following this goal the Tigers lifted their ferocity at the ball and the man, and kicked two goals in a row, their first and second of the match five minutes into the quarter.

Kayle Kirby booted his second of the game to break the Tigers’ run of goals, but Werribee continued their push as they piled on another five goals for the term to the Magpies’ one to go into the half time break down by 18 points.

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