Footscray have recorded their third-straight win, defeating Williamstown by 30 points on Saturday afternoon.

The ‘Scray were too strong for the Seagulls, kicking away 6.12 (48) to 11.12 (78) victors at DSV Stadium. 

In the first five minutes of the match, Buku Khamis lined up to put one through and open the account for the ‘Scray.

It was a tough wrestle for control, with mother nature favouring neither side with strong winds during play. 

A foot race to the Dogs goal square saw players scuffle as Connor Smith got boot to ball to ping it through the big sticks, marking his first VFL goal.

Into the second term, Cody Raak flew high through a nest of opposition to win the contest and finish off strong with his first major for the afternoon.

Harvey Gallagher was next on the board for the Bulldogs, nailing an explosive set shot from 55 metres out from goal.

Inducted onto the multiple goal-scorers list was Raak, who kicked his second to give the ‘Scray a 21-point lead heading into the main change.

During the third term, Smith broke through the Seagulls’ defence to snag his second goal for the evening.


Raak read a stoppage beautifully to stroll into an open goal square, courtesy of Josh Chatfield, and bag his third major for the match.

Heading into the final term, the Bulldogs led by five points.

Much alike the opening minutes of the match, Khamis nailed the set shot to kick the first of the quarter and rile the boys in red, white and blue.

More back-to-back action on the board was led by a rampant Charlie Clarke who roved the football through, followed by Chatfield who nailed the target. 

It was Ewan Macpherson who put the icing on the cake, kicking a great goal to seal the 30-point victory. 

Jordon Sweet continues to impact, winning 53 hit outs, eight clearances and 14 touches.

Caleb Poulter collected 19 touches, while Hayden Crozier recorded 18.

Joel Garner lead the stats sheet with a game-high 37 disposals, 13 clearances and 13 tackles.

Captain Lachie Sullivan was close to follow, totalling 27 touches, 12 tackles and six clearances, while Macpherson impressed with 24 touches, one goal and four clearances.

Following a bye next week, Footscray will host Coburg at ETU Stadium on Saturday 1 July at 11:05am.

WILLIAMSTOWN   1.5   2.5   6.9   6.12 (48)

FOOTSCRAY   2.2   5.8   7.8   11.12 (78)

Goals: Raak 3, Smith 2, Khamis 2, Macpherson, Gallagher, Clarke, Chatfield