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The Bullsbrook Saints were no match for the Gidgegannup Bulldogs in round five. Picture: BRIAN PALLISTER

Saints go down to the Bulldogs

BULLSBROOK hosted Gidgegannup who led at every change to finish with a 24.11(155) to 6.6 (42) win in round five of the Hills Football Association competition.

The Saints were no doubt wanting an improved effort and the first quarter was fairly even although both teams turned the ball over making for a scrappy game.

At the first break the Bulldogs 2.3 (15) to 1.2 (8) held a seven-point lead.

The Bulldogs settled first in the second quarter and milestone man Sam Pedley-Mulcahy was in and under the packs as usual pushing the ball out to his team mates.

Dylan Cahill was benefitting from some good ruck work by Aden Oliver, Tom Power was starting to win on his wing and Ashley Daniels was impacting on the score board.

Adam Paroci was lively across the Saints half forward line and Clint Flavel managed a goal.

Kyle Mackey and Jordan Pickles were trying their best to motivate their team mates.

But by the long break the Bulldogs 8.6 (54) to 3.3 (21) were in front by 33 points.

Gidgegannup kept their momentum going and kicked eight goals to the Saints two in the third quarter.

Bullsbrook were getting beaten in the middle of the ground, Brock Sherriffs, Scott Noonan and Brad Mutimer were battling hard, but could not stem the flow.

At the final break the Bulldogs led 16.7 (103) to 5.5 (35).

Gidgegannup kept the pressure on, Levi Rosolin had shaken off the rust and was having an impact around the ground including going forward to kick a couple of goals.

Justin Pitt chimed in with two goals in five minutes.

Andrew Style seemed to be everywhere.

The Saints were getting caught behind, when they did get the ball they had no one in their forward line to kick to as they were getting drawn into the Bulldogs forward line.

The best players for Gidgegannup were Dylan Cahill, Tom Power, Levi Rosolin, Andrew Style and Aden Oliver and for Bullsbrook Brock Sherriffs, Shaun Booker, Brad Mutimer, Jordan Pickles and Kyle Mackey.

In other games Chidlow 24.10 (154) to 5.8 (38) defeated Mt Helena and Mundaring 19.7 (121) to 4.9 (33) were victorious over Pickering Brook.

By Brian Pallister

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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