Victorian Football Association
Round 2 1993
A very big win for Werribee over Coburg – who back then were, as they are now again, the Lions. (They were the Coburg Tigers when aligned, so to speak with Richmond: which meant that when Werribee played Coburg in recent years it was Tigers v Tigers.)
Werribee went on to win the flag in 1993, defeating Port Melbourne in a fiery stoush. Goals were a bit harder to come by that day: 10.10 (70) to 4.4 (28).
1993 Werribee premiership player John Lamont is now coach of the Tigers.
Can anyone tell us if 36-17-233 is the Tigers’ highest score?
Yes, 36.17 (233) is the Tigers’ highest score.
Isn’t that the scoreboard at the Federal St Ground, just next to the Federal Table Tennis Arena and the Cafe de Vin et Jules?
Not quite, Sir Nick. You may have seen those two name-plates in such a location but a recent transaction between custodians of scoreboard artefacts means they are now housed in a backyard north-west of here. Which means I’m now the custodian of ‘Mordialloc/St Kilda City’ and ‘Bentleigh/Clayton’. I was born in Mordialloc.