Bulldogs go down to the Saints in football

LAST Sunday, the Bullsbrook Saints hosted the second placed Gidgegannup Bulldogs in a must-win match for the Saints to keep in touch with the top four and keep their finals hopes alive.

A win was made even more vital with the fourth-placed Parkerville downing Chidlow the day before.

In perfect conditions for football, the game was a free flowing spectacle, often at times displayed with outstanding skills from both sides.

Bullsbrook, after starting slow, managed to go into the first break ahead by two goals.

The second quarter was again a tight contest with Bullsbrook holding the ball in their half for much of the quarter but were outscored by Gidgegannup who managed to cut the lead to six points at half-time.

In the third quarter, the Saints put their foot down and were rewarded for their effort, kicking away to a 30-point lead at the last break.

The last quarter saw the Saints dominate play and eventually run out 52-point victors.

Final scores Bullsbrook 15.15 (105) to Gidgegannup 8.5 (53).

Best players for Bullsbrook were J. Edwards, E. Burgess and S. Noonan, who picked up plenty of touches across the ground.

Major goal kickers for Bullsbrook were C. O’Neill and G. Schneider, who both kicked five each.

METRO Football League results from the weekend:

Warwick Greenwood A 36.20 (236) defeated Koongamia 2.3 (15).

Midland 15.12 (102) def Innaloo 11.6 (72).

Baldivis 34.20 (224) def Warwick Greenwood B 6.7 (43).

Alkimos 14.12 (96) def Dwellingup 11.17 (83).

Queens Park 18.17 (125) def Wanneroo 8.5 (53).