Noah Wheeler’s VFL debut ended in a thrilling win for his new outfit.
The Echuca export and his Northern Blues held on for a one-point victory against Geelong in round two action after starting the season with a bye.
Wheeler had 11 touches, including seven kicks, as well as three marks and a tackle in the triumph.
Echuca’s Ben Reid was among Geelong’s best players list after collecting 14 possessions and six marks.
Fellow Murray Bomber Angus Byrne and Shepparton premiership duo Nik Rokahr and Luke Smith are all on the Cats’ list, but missed the clash, although Rokahr had 13 touches and two tackles in his maiden VFL match last week.
The man Rokahr shared last year’s Morrison Medal with — Benalla’s Sam Martyn — is settling in well at Williamstown.
Martyn had 17 touches and eight tackles as his side comfortably dealt with Frankston on Sunday, following on from his 18 possessions, four tackles and a goal in a round one win over Port Melbourne.
Werribee made it two from two on Saturday night with a triumph against Coburg.
Although Deniliquin’s Jack Henderson was not as lethal as his round one effort of four majors for the Tigers, he still managed 14 disposals and three scoring shots (all behinds) at the weekend.
Shepparton-listed Louis Pinnuck was on fire though — booting two goals from 12 possessions — while Rochester’s Steven Stroobants had 11 disposals and three behinds for the Lions after snaring a goal last week.
Seymour’s Josh Prudden had 10 touches, three marks and two tackles in Footscray’s big win against Collingwood on Friday after racking up 20 possessions in round one.
Other non-AFL listed familiar faces looking to ply their trade in the VFL this season include Rochester’s Jacob Atley (Essendon), Shepparton United’s Michael Barlow and Shepparton-listed Matt Brett (Werribee) and Tatura duo Nick Fothergill (Williamstown) and Matt Shannon (Box Hill).