Bulldogs cruise to third win in under-12’s after comfortable win over Mt Barker

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Bulls' Lucas Baker kicks his team forward against Bulldogs in the under-12’s.
Camera IconBulls' Lucas Baker kicks his team forward against Bulldogs in the under-12’s. Credit: Laurie Benson

Bulldogs cruised to their third win in round five of the Southern District Junior Football Association under-12’s competition last Saturday.

After a narrow loss in round four, the Bulldogs were hungry in the first half and had set up a match-winning 29-point lead at the main change over Mt Barker.

Bulldogs' Regan Christensen looks to break clear.
Camera IconBulldogs' Regan Christensen looks to break clear. Credit: Laurie Benson

The Bulls peppered the scoreboard but were unable to stick one through the big sticks as the Bulldogs piled on four unanswered goals in the second half, running out 9.8 (62) to 0.9 (9) winners.

Denmark-Walpole look the team to beat in season 2020 after recording a comfortable 26-point win over Power in a top-of-the-table clash.

Bulls' Charlie Hick looks for options.
Camera IconBulls' Charlie Hick looks for options. Credit: Laurie Benson

The Magpies proved too strong in the first three quarters, keeping their opponents to just one point through the second and third term, as they led 26 points going into the last quarter.

Both sides kicked a major in the last term but the Magpies notched victory, 6.6 (42) to 2.4 (16).

Bulldogs' Bryn Hannagan-Wood gets clear.
Camera IconBulldogs' Bryn Hannagan-Wood gets clear. Credit: Laurie Benson

Straight kicking from the Eagles helped them record their second win of the season over Lions.

The Eagles led by nine points at half-time but kicked away in the second half to win 6.4 (40) to 3.7 (25).

Bulls' Phoebe Steicke gets clear of Bulldogs' Max Robinson.
Camera IconBulls' Phoebe Steicke gets clear of Bulldogs' Max Robinson. Credit: Laurie Benson

In the other match, Swans registered their third win in a thrilling contest with Saints.

Lions maintained their perfect season in the under-14s competition after a come-from-behind win over the Roos.

Bulldogs' Adam Hetherington gets his kick away as Bulls' Henry Harriss moves in.
Camera IconBulldogs' Adam Hetherington gets his kick away as Bulls' Henry Harriss moves in. Credit: Laurie Benson

The Lions trailed by four points heading into the last term but kicked two goals to one to record the 8.3 (51) to 7.6 (48) win.

Saints, Mt Barker and Power also won their matches in the under-14s.

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