Intrigue surrounds VNL First Nations Round

THE First Nations Round of the VNL provided plenty of interesting results.

The Western Warriors have picked up their fifth win of their debut campaign with a 17 goal win over the Waves.

It was relatively tight in the first half, with the margin only three goals at the main break, but the Warriors blew open the game in the third term and did not look back.

The City West Falcons have moved to the top of the table after a pretty comprehensive win over the Boroondara Express.

It was only a four goal gap at quarter time, but the Falcons then put the foot on the gas a little in the second term and gave themselves that extra bit of buffer they took to the end. The Express fought back a little in the third term but it was not enough as the reigning champions then really reasserted control in the final term.

Bendigo also picked up its fifth win of its inaugural campaign after narrowly defeating the Southern Saints.

It was actually the Saints who got out to the early lead, but the Strikers flipped the equation in the second term, and continued to maintain a narrow lead for the rest of the match.

Geelong has been handed a setback in its push to the top four after going down to Casey.

It was about as tight as it could be early, and it was not really until the last quarter before the Dees really blew the game open.

The Hawks have entrenched their spot in the top four after a win over Melbourne Uni.

The Hawks’ held a nine goal lead at quarter time and it truly was a sign of things to come as that was the lead they held for much of the match.

VNL Round 14 Results

Peninsula Waves (53) lost to (70) Western Warriors

Boroondara Express (55) lost to (64) City West Falcons

Bendigo Strikers (48) defeated (45) Southern Saints

Geelong (53) lost to (62) Casey

Melbourne Uni Lightning (50) lost to (57) Hawks

BYE – North East Blaze

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