By LIAM TWOMEY
WILLIAMSTOWN celebrated the Easter weekend with a huge 70-point win against Richmond. With the match moved to Burbank Oval last week, the Seagulls made the most of their bonus home game and quickly got on top in the contest.
Williamstown dominated the opening quarter, kicking 6.4 to Richmond’s 2.1 to take a 27-point lead into the break.
Despite fewer goals coming in the second term, there was no letting up on the pressure as the Seagulls continued to have the better of the big moments.
Defensively, Williamstown held the Tigers to just one goal while adding another two themselves to increase the lead.
If Richmond thought the first half was tough, the Tigers were in for a nasty surprise after the break with the pressure increasing further.
Williamstown piled on 11 goals to five to seal the 19.15 (129) to 8.11 (59) win.
Jake Owen and William Wheeler were outstanding for the Seagulls up forward, both finishing the match with three goals.
Scott Clouston also provided a good target on his way to two goals.
Around the ground, Owen, Ben Jolley and Nick Meese were all among Williamstown’s best players.
On what was a tough day for Richmond, Todd Banfield worked hard and was named best on ground for the Tigers.
The weekend’s result is Williamstown’s second win in a row after dropping its first two games of the season.
This week will see the Seagulls host Port Melbourne at Burbank Oval.