Bulldogs’ bite gets win in under-13s

Albany Advertiser

A dominant first half guided the Bulldogs to their sixth win of the 2017 Southern Districts Junior Football Association under-13 competition, prevailing against the Crows at St Joseph’s College last Saturday morning.

The Bulldogs kicked three goals in the opening term and continued that form in the second as they extended the margin to 37 points by the long break.

The Bulldogs' Justin Galos gets his kick away.
Camera IconThe Bulldogs' Justin Galos gets his kick away. Credit: Albany Advertiser

After being held goalless in the first half, the Crows finally broke their drought in the third quarter but still had plenty of work to do in the final stanza.

However, they knuckled down to the task as they kicked four goals to one and clearly won the last term, but were unable to haul in their rivals, losing by 21 points.

Courtesy of the 8.3 (51) to 5.0 (30) result, the Bulldogs remain in second place on the ladder, two games adrift of premiership fancies the Eagles.

The Saints won a thrilling round 8 contest against the Swans, as both sides kicked only one goal each in a tense final term.

Scores were level at half- time and the Saints had edged five points ahead by three- quarter-time but they were able to hang on by six points at the final siren, 3.8 (26) to 3.2 (20).

The ladder-leading Eagles won their eighth straight game, accounting for the Li-ons by 60 points, also at St Joseph’s.

The Bulldogs' Cooper Sandy gets his kick away as the Crows' Beck Wrightson tackles.
Camera IconThe Bulldogs' Cooper Sandy gets his kick away as the Crows' Beck Wrightson tackles. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Denmark-Walpole led by 14 points at the last change at Sounness Park but they had to survive a gallant challenge from Mt Barker in the final term to win by eight points.

Meanwhile in the under-15s competition, the Tigers were left to rue their inaccuracy, kicking 3.7 as they went down to the Kangaroos by 10 points.

The Swans gave the Saints their first loss of the sea-son, getting up by 21 points at Tigerland on Friday night, and the Bulldogs notched an aw-ay victory over Mt Barker on Saturday, winning by 21 points.

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