In their Hills Football round nine game Warwick Greenwood put on a competitive display in the third quarter but Gidgegannup 16.14 (110) to 3.4 (23) were dominant especially in the second and fourth quarters. The Bulldog’s Ben Miles was thrown into the ruck in the absence of regular ruckman and captain Declan Whife, not an easy role when new at it and having to concentrate solely on the ball in an attempt to get first hands on it.
As his direct opponent Will Brazier was just as intent on giving his fellow onballers any advantage. It appeared that Liam and Ryan Marriott must have missed the 1pm bus as they both turned up just in time to take their places on the field.
The late arrival certainly had little effect on their game as they both showed great acceleration to clear the ball forward. The Bulldogs missed several goal scoring opportunities allowing the Bulls to stay in touch. Riley MacPherson dragged in some strong intercept marks while Beau Clarke cleared several Gidgegannup forward moves.
The Bulldogs continued with the upperhand in the second quarter. Cam Hore and Dylan Cahill chimed in with goals while Jarrad Young showed strength to find a way out of the contests and continually drive the ball forward.
Lachlan Beatty-Cobb tested his new headgear during some in and under hard ball gets. The Bulls came out after the long break with a renewed desire, an equal number of scoring shots made for a very even and competitive contest. Jason Plowicz showed his experience with some clever ball movement.
Bailey Leslie and Mitchell Stuart scored goals, as Nathan Humphreys continued his hard work.
Sometimes a break can come at the wrong time and a team can lose its momentum, which is what happened with the Bulldogs regrouping and kicking away with another five goals to one in the final quarter.
Warwick Greenwood certainly showed that they can be competitive, they now need to work on consistency.