GEELONG CATS 0.0 0.1 1.2 1.3 (9)
WESTERN BULLDOGS 1.1 1.3 1.3 3.6 (24)
GOALS – Geelong: McWilliams
W Bulldogs: Huntington, McLeod, Fitzgerald
BEST – Geelong: Purcell, McWilliams, McDonald, O’Connor
W Bulldogs: Huntington, Blackburn, Lamb, Ferres, Lochland, McLeod
CROWD: 1124 at GMHBA Stadium
The Western Bulldogs shrugged off the announcement of a snap lockdown in Victoria, refusing to be put on a leash, as they beat Geelong under Friday night lights at GMHBA Stadium.
Geelong’s desperation to register their first win was tangible but it was a bare scoreboard initially with both teams holding strong defensively. The only major of the quarter came off the boot of Dogs forward Isabel Huntington.
It remained a tight tussle in the second term, with the Bulldogs owning the forward half entries but Dogs skipper Ellie Blackburn was unable to convert, lining up a set shot at the half time siren and narrowly missing their opportunity to extend their lead.