Side is daring to dream

May 24, 2018

Good contributor: Zeke Bunge was prominent in attack for the Bulldogs, finishing with three majors.

Strathmerton has once again proved it is worthy of a spot in September’s finals.

Overturning lowly Jerilderie in Saturday’s Picola and District Football League match may not seem like a huge result for the Bulldogs and their home town faithful.

But the side has now recorded four wins and two losses from seven rounds, including the bye.

The Dogs sit comfortably in fifth with a percentage of slightly more than 150, far higher than sixth-placed Katunga, on the same points.

Saturday’s 122-39 win saw 18 goals kicked by Strathmerton’s finest, including three each from Zeke Bunge and Brock Palmer.

But the most impressive part of the Bulldogs’ performance was the number of players among the goals, with 10.

James McRae was the saving grace for Jerilderie, also bagging three majors of his own, but it was not nearly enough to match the might and power exerted by the Bulldogs.

And it could get even better for Strathmerton, as Katamatite is next on the fixture list, away from home.

The Tigers are languishing in ninth this season, following some poor results, including losses to Katunga and Berrigan.

Strathmerton’s defence has been a roaring success this season. Conceding just 306 points in six games — an average of 51 points a game — is a great achievement and should not be underestimated as a key factor to their wins.

If the Bulldogs can pick up a fifth win of the season on Saturday, the side could reach as high as third if results go their way.

The Bulldogs versus Tigers match will begin at 2.05pm Saturday.

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