Bulldogs to meet Bombers

Sale City’s Michael Walsh tackles Heyfield’s Sam Shingles during last weekend’s match.
Sale City’s Michael Walsh tackles Heyfield’s Sam Shingles during last weekend’s match.

SALE City will on Saturday head to Tyers to face a confident Bombers outfit for round two of North Gippsland football.

Traralgon-Tyers United last weekend kept Glengarry to just five goals in its 24-point victory.

The win came against a side tipped to struggle this year, so tomorrow’s match against the two-time reigning premiers will be a test for the Bombers.

Under new coach Michael Duncan, TTU was well-served by recruits Simon Noy, Bill Morrison and Jack Brown. With new players settling in, the Bombers are still a work in progress.

An issue for the Bombers was their inaccuracy in front of goal, booting eight goals from 20 scoring shots. Such inaccuracy could be punished by the Bulldogs.

It took until the second half for Sale City to shake off Heyfield.

The Bulldogs trailed by a point after the Kangaroos kicked the first goal of the second half, but the home side booted nine of the final 10 goals of the match to win by 52 points, doubling its opponent’s score.

The Bulldogs have flexibility, with the likes of Jacob Schuback and Bohdi Walker playing between the midfield and forward line. Justin McLay provides a strong link between the midfield and defence.

It is this depth that has served Sale City well in recent seasons.

The last time the Bulldogs visited Tyers kept the Bombers to one goal for the first three quarters on their way to a 91-point belting.

FOLLOWING a promising showing last weekend, Heyfield will host Woodside. The Kangaroos challenged Sale City, but were unable to maintain the intensity for four quarters.

There were good signs, with Heyfield’s young players making positive contributions, particularly during the first half.

The Kangaroos should see Saturday’s match as an opportunity to open their season account.

Woodside is coming off a week’s break following its six-point victory over Rosedale on Good Friday.

The Wildcats were overrun in the final term, but were saved by the Blues’ errant kicking for goal. Rosedale had 11 scoring shots in the final term, but only managed to kick one goal, while Woodside’s only score was a major.

BUOYED by its first win in almost two years, Gormandale will host Yarram.

The Tigers’ 54-point victory over Cowwarr on Saturday night was greeted by jubilation from supporters, and also put the wooden spooners of the past two seasons on top of the ladder.

With a stronger side this season, the Tigers will face a bigger challenge on Saturday in 2017 grand finalist Yarram.

The Demons began their season with a 52-point win over Churchill on Good Friday. The win could have been greater, as the Demons kicked 14 goals from 24 scoring shots.

ROSEDALE will welcome Cowwarr to its home patch.

The Blues will see their loss to Woodside as a chance to win gone begging. They were good enough to win, but couldn’t get the job done in front of goal.

The Blues will take on a Cowwarr side reeling from its loss to Gormandale.

The Saints kicked just four goals in the 54-point loss, enough to put them on the bottom of the ladder.

GLENGARRY will travel to Churchill, with both sides keen to atone for opening round defeats.

Yarram doubled Churchill’s score, while Glengarry struggled to find a way through the TTU defence.

The Cougars pushed the Demons in the first half, and should enter Saturday’s match as favourites.