VFL: Collingwood v Sandringham

Pictures by Shane Goss


Action from the VFL clash Collingwood v Sandy.

Michael Gardiner (left) of Sandringham in battle with Collingwood’s Cameron Wood in their round 21 VFL clash at Victoria Park.


St.Kilda listed player Nick Heyne pulls down a strong grab for Sandringham in the match against Collingwood.

Nearing the end: St.Kilda ruckman Michael Gardiner takes a breather whilst playing for Sandringham at Victoria Park.

Collingwood rookie listed player Scott Reed (38) shows a little cheek to his Sandringham opponents.

Collingwood VFL coach Tarkyn Lockyer issues instructions from the boundary line in their three point loss to Sandringham.

About Shane Goss

I am currently working as an assistant manager at the Kilmore Racetrack as well as freelancing in the media as a photographer and writer. I have been heavily involved in the cycling media for the past ten years before taking on a full-time position at the racetrack. My passion for sport and especially football keeps me busy with projects on weekends.


  1. Dear Shane, great photos. How do you watermark them like that? And you told me the results, Sandi by three points. At least Sandi won when Saints lost. Gardiner looks good. We may need him if Reiwoldt is really hurt.



  2. Thanks Yvette. The watermark is designed in photoshop and is there for copyright reasons. I know they would look better on the website minus the watermark though. It was great to get back to Victoria Park. While i was on the boundary i kept thinking about the old VFL days when Collingwood and St.Kilda would have battled it out there. I remembered the Winmar incident and tried to visualise where he was on the ground when he raised his guernsey. I recalled the days of ‘Joffa’ Cunningham and Greg Burns throwing their arms around like there was no tomorrow and hardmen Gary Sidebottom and Phil Carman bruising opponents. The ground sure has changed with the outer wing completely demolished except for the fenceline seats. The Zebras got up in a thriller with a brilliant last quarter. I reckon Tommy Lynch could get a recall to the Saints after his bag. Gardiner left the ground before half-time with a hamstring injury and looks extremely doubtful to wear the Saints jumper again.

  3. :o OHHHH I LIKE these pictures!
    More Collingwood ones please. :)

  4. David Downer says

    Go Zebs! Good win v Collingwood at Collingwood. Satisfying.

    The Saints need a spark this week, after a bag of 6, the Irishman must debut.

  5. Dave Nadel says

    Sandiy/St Kilda won the game but I think Collingwood is doing better at using the Twos for player development. Four first year players replaced injured and rested Magpie front line players for the match against Brisbane. Tom Young had 25 possessions and two goals in his first game, Alex Fasolo played well as he has in 8 out of his 9 appearances, Ben Sinclair did some nice things and is clearly a player with a future at Pieland. Lachie Keefe did not have a great match and is some distance away from being a genuine replacement for either Ben Reid or Chris Dawes but he is a tall kid who came to the game late and I have no doubt that he will make it as an aFL player.

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