AFL: The Waves Maurice Jurgens reaches above Brothers player Lachlan Wood during the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast Anzac Day clash.
AFL: The Waves Maurice Jurgens reaches above Brothers player Lachlan Wood during the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast Anzac Day clash. Matthew McInerney

BULLDOGS END THEIR DROUGHT: Side beats The Waves

AUSSIE RULES: The last time the Brothers Bulldogs defeated The Waves, one point was the difference.

Almost 20 months after their last triumph, the Bulldogs have again won by the same margin in the traditional Anzac Day clash between the sides.

Brothers held on to win 10.10.70 to 10.9.69 after a late comeback in the second half.

Leading at half time the Bulldogs almost let 12 point lead slip as they recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since round 14 and 15 last year.

It was also their second win in their past 22 matches against The Waves.

"We kept hanging on, never giving up and got the win eventually," Brothers vice captain Jack Sickerdick said.

"It was a good contest and we got lucky in the end."

Sickerdick said the side nullified The Waves in the midfield well.

"Our centre work was excellent in the first ten minutes of each quarter," he said.

"The Waves fought back though and it would be a scrap fight (after that)."

Sickerdick said midfielder Lachlan Wood and ruckman Tristan Taylor stood out.

"(Taylor) just rucked all day and was a good target," he said.

"(Wood) won contested ball and everything on the day."

The vice-captain said after two wins the atmosphere was great in their side.

"It's a different atmosphere," he said.

"Our young people that were playing last year have got 20 games under their belt and are coming into their element.

"It's been really good since day one."

For The Waves they conceded Brothers were better on the day.

"Their pressure was really good," The Waves coach Michael Sommer Liverton said.

"This is our first hit out and we all blew up a bit."

The side will focus on facing Bay Power this weekend.

"We've got some bright things with our younger players," Sommer Liverton said.

"This week we try to recover."

Brothers will face Hervey Bay this weekend.



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