​Bulldogs thump Roos

HEYFIELD was kept goalless to half-time in its round 10 clash with Sale City on Saturday and were no match for the defending premiers, 13.16 (94) to 4.11 (35).

The Roos were well and truly stifled in the first term and didn’t score a single point, while the Bulldogs went on to add four goals and two behinds to lead by 26 points at the first break.

They weren’t without chances in the second term and had five shots on goal to no avail to let the Dogs’ lead out to 43 at half-time.

Stuart Buckley was a force for Sale City and finished with five of his side’s 13 goals, while Ben Chivers kicked four and Nick Grainger two.

Playing-coach Jacob Schuback was instrumental for the Dogs’ win, as was Brendan Brew and Josh Barton.

Sale City will come up against Traralgon Tyers United in round 11 while Heyfield will travel to meet Woodside.

A BOLSTERED Gormandale side has romped home to record their third win of the season in trying conditions over Cowwarr on Saturday, 10.12 (72) to 4.9 (33).

The Tigers trailed by seven points at the first break and coach Steve Hazelman said his side “didn’t start really well” but played some of its best footy for the year after quarter time.

“There was a really strong breeze going to one end and we set up a plan that we wanted to go fairly attacking with the wind and fairly defensive against it, and that really worked for us,” Hazelman said.

The returns of Josh Jennings and Jake Bishop from injury gave the Tigers some added firepower and helped push them to field the best starting 22 for season 2018 to date.

“I just think we’ve had quite a few injuries, and players coming back can give us some really good confidence going into the second half of the year,” Hazelman said.

Troy Forrest and Daniel Domaille were among the best for the Tigers according to Hazelman, while Jennings and Bishop “got through unscathed” and will be primed for the side’s round 11 encounter with ladder leaders Yarram.

Woodside have become one of four sides to sit at four and six after round 10 after they journeyed to Rosedale and made away with a two-point win on Saturday, 10.12 (72) to 10.10 (70).

Blues playing-coach Sam Bristow stepped up in the final term and scored twice to give his side the lead, but a goal from Woodside courtesy of Brad Smith with seven minutes to play sealed the win.

Smith finished with three goals for the Wildcats while Josh Kennedy and Thomas King scored two each.

For the Blues, Bristow and Kaleb Watson both scored two.

TRARALGON Tyers United’s senior side topped off a successful day for the club at the second annual Gippsland Pride Cup, with an outright thumping of Glengarry, 22.17 (149) to 1.4 (10).

The Bombers won seven of nine games to take out their second Pride Cup, including the A grade netball, but reserved their biggest win of the day for the senior football.

Guy Sinclair was awarded the best on ground medallion for his seven-goal haul, while Jackson Catlin kicked four and Billy Morrison and Jacob Albanese three.