Doggies batter Bloods

Central District’s Jarrod Schiller delivers a handball. PHOTO: Rob Laidlaw

JACK HUDSON
CENTRAL District’s second quarter was the
catalyst for its come from behind 15-point
victory over West Adelaide in the SANFL on
Saturday.
The Bulldogs butchered opportunities in front
of goals early, kicking the first three behinds of
the game before the Bloods followed with two of
their own.
Hamish Ellem then kicked the first of the day
15 minutes into the game, before Thomas Keough
sagged the second just before quarter-time,
leaving the Dogs goalless at the first change.
West’s two-goal lead didn’t last long, as the
Bulldogs found the big sticks.
Fraser Fort and three from Nick Gillard
saw that deficit turn into a lead rapidly turn into
a lead.
Josh Gore got one back for Westies, but Aiden
Grace and Chris Olsson ensured the Dogs led by
18 points at three-quarter-time.
It was all about Gillard however, as he pushed
his foot down, kicking two more to take his total
to five and extended the margin to 32 points.
The Bloods ensured it wasn’t game over, however,
kicking the next three before Kyle Presbury
slotted a settler just before the final break.
With the lead still at 18 points, the Dogs were
nervous early in the fourth, with Gore slotting his
second to make the margin two goals.
However, Harry Grant would seal the deal deep
in the final stanza and secure the win for Central
and get it away from the bottom of the table.

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