FIDA Bulls charge into flag contention

The Kananook Bulls showed they’ll be a force in the FIDA Division 1 finals with a thumping Round 9 win over ladder leader Williamstown at Kananook Reserve on Sunday 27 July.

The home team, second on the ladder, kicked three goals in as many minutes at the start of the game, taking advantage of having loose men everywhere.

The Seagulls hauled themselves back into the game in the second quarter by keeping the ball in their forward line for most of the term. But they needed goals, not behinds, to take the initiative. At the long break the margin was only seven points.

Kananook dominated the second half, its free running players kicking cleanly to tall, leading forwards. Six straight goals in the final quarter was an emphatic way to announce the Bulls’ flag credentials.

Kananook            4.1  5.2  8.4    14.4 (88)
Williamstown     1.0  3.7  3.8    4.10 (34)


Wyndham is running into good form at the right time, with a come-from-behind win at home over North Ballarat.

With the aid of the wind in the first quarter North Ballarat jumped out to a 13 point lead, as the ball went up and down the ground at a fierce pace. Wyndham did not make the most of their opportunities in the second quarter and went in at half time still six points adrift.

With the pace gone from the game, the third quarter was a dour struggle, the visitors extending their advantage to 10 points at the final change.

A few clever positional changes and good use of the breeze saw Wyndham adding three goals two behinds to North Ballarat’s two behinds, and running out winners by eight points.

Wyndham           3.0 5.2  7.2   10.4 (64)
North Ballarat   5.1  6.2  8.6      8.8 (56)


Round 10, the final of the home and away games, will be played on Sunday 10 August: Kananook v North Ballarat at Parkville, Williamstown v Wyndham at Williamstown.


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