Bulldogs, Blues still unbeaten


FOLLOWING Woodside’s loss to Churchill, Sale City moved a game clear on top of the North Gippsland football ladder.

The Bulldogs were challenged by Glengarry early, but kicked away to win 23.21 (159) to 6.4 (40) on Saturday.

The effort by the Bulldogs in their 119-point win pleased coach David Piasente.

“We’ve had a bit of a rough start to the year playing away, so were pleased to get four wins on the board,” he said.

“We never took this team lightly and we came here with a strong mindset to play four quarters of footy.”

During the first term, a lack of structure across half-forward made it difficult for the Magpies to score when they got the ball forward. The visitors capitalised on this taking a 15-point lead into the first break.

The Bulldogs kicked away in the second term, booting eight goals to two, and from there, never looked challenged. Piling on 12 goals to three in the second half, Sale cruised to a stunning victory.

Jake Schuback and Justin McLay kicked five goals each for the Bulldogs, with Josh Tollner best-on-ground. Leigh O’Mara was the Magpies’ best.

NICK Campbell kicked eight goals to help Churchill overcome the previously undefeated Woodside.

After kicking five goals to two in the first quarter, the Cougars won 16.15 (111) to 19.14 (128) at Woodside.

Rob Michaelides booted six goals for the Wildcats.

HEYFIELD defeated Cowwarr 13.3 (81) to 9.9 (63) at Nambrok.

The Saints weren’t disgraced, but it still wasn’t good enough to overcome the Kangaroos.

The Saints held the Kangaroos back to be within two points at half-time, but a seven-goal to four second half saw the home side carve out a well-earned 18-point victory.

YARRAM marked the official opening of its new pavilion with a 111-point win over Gormandale.

After a few opening round jitters, the Demons are finding some good form, while the woes continue for Gormandale.

Yarram continued its charge up the ladder, notching up a solid 25.16 (166) to 7.3 (55) victory.

Corbin Sutherland kicked five majors to move to second on the goal kicking table.

IN Monday’s Anzac Day match, Rosedale defeated Traralgon-Tyers United 22.12 (144) to 7.8 (50).

Following a moving Anzac Day ceremony, the Blues kicked five goals to two in the first term.

The home side’s lead was stretched to 37 points by the final change.

The Blues made sure of victory during a blistering final term, when they kicked nine unanswered goals to win by 94 points.

Dale Fleming and Matt Royal were the Blues’ best players, while Jack Tatterson and Brandon McDonald kicked seven goals each.