Bulldogs smash West and Centrals have a disappointing day on the park

A GRADE: Hawks' Declan Duffy and Bulldogs co-Captain Caleb Ritter chase down a loose ball. Photo: Marianne Curley.
A GRADE: Hawks' Declan Duffy and Bulldogs co-Captain Caleb Ritter chase down a loose ball. Photo: Marianne Curley.

A win against West Augusta on the weekend makes it three in a row for the Bulldogs, who have been relentless since they first drew blood in round three.

The 38-point loss for the Hawks was a stark reminder that although much improved, they still have a way to go before they can match up to the reigning premiers.

The Hawks put in a good effort for the first three quarters, going toe-to-toe with the Dogs in a special day for club co-captain Joe Packard in his 100th game.

They went into the final term 13-points down, but that's when the Dogs pounced - kicking five goals and holding the Hawks to just one from the boot of Braden Allen.

Hawks' Hayden Warren booted four, combining well with Allen and Packard through the ground.

It was another all-round team effort for South's with nine individual goal scorers.

Kahran McKenzie played a blinder and club co-captain Caleb Ritter impressed with a solid four quarter effort.

Garry Warren slotted four with support from the ever-consistent Kriston Thompson and club favourite Aziel Stuart.

It was a dark day for Centrals on Saturday, going down to Solomontown by 66-points.

In stark contrast to round one, Centrals were dominated by the Cats who kept them to just two-points at the close of the first quarter.

The Cats exploded out of the gates, leaving Centrals stunned with seven unanswered goals.

A broken and battered Bloods outfit did their best to stem the bleeding in the second, outscoring the cats four goals to three.

But it wasn't near enough to bridge the gap, heading into the half time break 42-points down.

It was all Sollies in the third, sealing the deal with another six goals to Centrals one.

To the credit of Centrals they didn't quit until the final siren, outscoring the Cats in the last quarter with goals from Alex Hosking, Jared Reid and Zakiah Johnson-Thomas.

Reid bagged 3 for Central continuing his consistent scoring whilst the classy Muirhead was the best the Bloods had on Offer.

Fuller battled hard against a long string of opposition talls whilst Struck and Besant-Wilton also held their heads high.