Dogs lead all Day
The Tigers Bulldogs clashes in recent times have mostly been hard, close fought, tight games. In the corresponding game last year the Dogs just got home in the dying minutes and the home crowd was hoping for a similar game but a slightly more favourable ending. It was not to be.
The Bulldogs got the first goal of the game in the opening minute, and never really looked like giving up their lead, or their control of the game, at any stage.
Four goals down at quarter time and John Lamont called on his charges to be more proactive in defence especially at clearances, and to stop the Bulldogs uncontested marks. The message was simple, if the Bulldogs turned the 25 uncontested first quarter marks into 100 by the end of the game there was no chance of victory.
For Lamont and his coaching staff it was a similar story to many other games this season.
“We had our chances early, but made errors both forced and unforced, and could never play the sort of footy we wanted to. We made basic mistakes like dropping chest marks, missing handballs, and because of that we became very conservative. They just scored easily and we could not get the footy back off them. It was not our best effort.”
For the record, the Bulldogs had 106 uncontested marks for the game.
Werribee finish the home and away season this Sunday at Avalon Airport Oval against Sandringham. Development at 11am, Seniors at 2pm.
Peter Jackson VFL 2016
Werribee: 1.0 3.3 5.4 9.10 (64)
Footscray Bulldogs: 5.3 9.11 13.16 18.19 (127)
Werribee: Nahas 3 Porter 2 Durdin Hanson Conway McKay
Footscray Bulldogs: Long 3 Jamieson 2 Hamilton 2 Campbell 2 Minson 2 Greenwood Honeychurch Stringer Adcock Barry Dalgleish Dale
Werribee: Vickers-Willis Meredith Hanson Hibberd Nahas McFarlane
Footscray Bulldogs: Adcock Honeychurch Williams Dalgleish Minson Hamilton