The Bulldogs didn’t hold back as they dominated at every break of play, holding the Demons scoreless until the third quarter.
Bruthen burst out of the blocks in the first quarter but failed to put Swifts Creek away on the scoreboard, with an inaccurate 3.8 keeping Swifts Creek in the game as the visitors trailed by 26 points at the first break.
The Bulldogs’ accuracy improved in the second quarter as their lead opened up to 65 points.
In desperate need of a fightback, Swifts Creek scored two goals in the third , however it would be the last time the Demons hit the scoreboard as Bruthen took its game to the next level slamming home eight goals and all of a sudden Swifts Creek trailed by 101 points with a quarter to go.
Once again Bruthen proved too strong, adding another four majors to its total.
For the home side, Jamie Barton led the charge with six goals in a best-on-ground performance while Chris Webb kicked the only two goals for the Demons.
Alastair Commins also played well for Swifts Creek.
In its 200th game of Omeo District football, Omeo Benambra recorded a 137-point win over Lindenow South at Omeo.
The Ranges dominated the Swampies on every line and a six-goal to one opening term set the tone for the match. With a 31-point lead heading into the second quarter, Omeo Benambra didn’t hold back, booting nine goals to two points.
With the lead at 89 points at half time, the game was already over.
After the long break momentum continued in favour of the Ranges who dominated with nine goals to two in the second half.
Ross Ansaldi booted six goals for Omeo Benambra in his best afield performance while Lindenow South coach, Max Solomon, booted two. Jack Driesen won plenty of the football for the Swampies.
The battle for third position between Swan Reach and Buchan was the game of the round and it was the Cavemen who played the better brand of football when it mattered the most to run out 42-point winners.
In what was a game of two halves, the Swans looked the better side early, leading at both quarter and half time.
After the break, momentum switched in favour of Buchan who dominated the rest of the game. The Cavemen piled on nine goals to one in the second half as the Swans struggled to halt the visitors’ momentum.
It was Buchan’s last quarter that ensured the win where it booted five goals to one. Buchan now sits one game clear of Swan
Justin Hunt kicked four goals four Buchan while James Joiner had plenty of the football, while for Swan Reach, Dylan Holden was a standout.
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