Sup­port­ers revel in sea­son’s best yet

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times Football -

THERE was a buzz of ex­cite­ment at the Bridgetown Oval Sun­day as Bull­dogs sup­port­ers basked in their team’s best per­for­mance of the sea­son, whack­ing the Dean­mill Hawks by 71 points, 20.14 (134) to 9.9 (63).

The re­sult was a clear in­di­ca­tion of the Bull­dogs’ dom­i­nance as they churned out a tough, un­re­lent­ing brand of foot­ball that was fin­ished off with some clean pas­sages of play the Hawks sim­ply could not con­tend with.

The Hawks have had the edge over the Bull­dogs for some years but it was ap­par­ent the Bull­dogs were in a pos­i­tive frame of mind to change the his­tory books as they at­tacked the game with con­trolled vigour and poise.

De­spite the ruck­ing du­els break­ing even, the Bull­dogs ground play­ers took hon­ours.

Jack Brigland, Dy­lan Coulthard and Gra­ham Jetta were able to pro­vide a per­sis­tent drive into their for­ward line.

The Hawks worked hard for pos­ses­sion but some poor de­ci­sion mak­ing and un­tidy foot­work un­did their en­deav­our, al­though David Fall, Brody Reeve, Jor­dan Busher and Tim Ioan­nou played with spirit to min­imise the Bull­dogs’ lead.

Sens­ing the Hawks could not match their brand of play, the Bull­dogs’ con­fi­dence el­e­vated and in this re­gard key for­wards in Jor­dan Jupp, Rod­ney Jetta and Brett Wil­son be­came valu­able re­sources for score­board pres­ence as they col­lec­tively spear­headed a seven-goal splurge in an en­ter­tain­ing third term.

Jupp was at his dam­ag­ing best as he marked strongly and fired through a num­ber of long range goals to the de­light of the home crowd.

The Hawks strug­gled to find mid­field trac­tion, how­ever, Fall was a solid con­trib­u­tor up for­ward while Tim Ioan­nou, Busher and Ben Far­quhar tried hard.

The Bull­dogs’ dom­i­nant fi­nal term iced the game with Jor­dan En­gle and Jor­dan Lowe cap­ping off fine per­for­mances with telling de­fen­sive work.

MBT Award: Jor­dan Jupp (Bridgetown) 3 , Jor­dan En­gle (Bridgetown) 2, David Fall (Dean­mill) 1.

Jack Waide­man, of Im­pe­ri­als, looks to grab the ball as Dy­lan Robins, of Tigers, jumps in.

Pictures: Mick Hill

David White­head, of Im­pe­ri­als, jumps to mark the ball ahead of the pack.

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