Even Daw not enough

Sam Martyn sends Werribee forward with a big kick against Port Melbourne. 118885 Picture: DAMIAN VISENTINI


A FIVE-goal haul from Majak Daw wasn’t enough to give Werribee an upset win against Port Melbourne on Saturday.
The Tigers fought hard throughout the contest before eventually going down by 13 points, 16.11 (107) to 14.10 (94).
Despite entering the game as underdogs, Werribee made a great start to the match at North Port Oval.
After conceding the first two goals, the Tigers lifted their pressure around the contest and started to make an impact on the scoreboard.
Werribee kicked five of the next six goals to take a 13-point lead into quarter-time.
However, after the break, Port Melbourne was able to wrestle back the momentum.
The Borough started to win a lot more of the 50/50 contests and clearances on their way to seven second quarter goals.
After looking dangerous inside 50 throughout the first quarter, Werribee struggled to make the most of their chances in the second term and converted just one goal.
The 22-point half-time margin was always going to be tough to overcome but the Tigers went down swinging.
With Daw providing a big target up forward, Werribee went toe to toe with Port Melbourne throughout the second half.
Thanks to a four-goal to two final term, the Tigers managed to cut the margin to 13 points before time ran out.
As well as Daw’s haul, Ben Warren and Thomas Gribble kicked two goals each for Werribee while around the ground Scott Sherlock was a stand-out.
The result sees the Tigers slip to a 1-2 win/loss record for the season after three games.
When round four gets underway this weekend Werribee will take on the Northern Blues in a night game at Avalon Airport Oval.

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