Power goes out at Urangan Oval
BROTHERS Bulldogs continued to show no mercy to teams struggling at the bottom of the AFL Queensland Bundaberg Wide Bay Aussie rules competition ladder on Saturday.
Just a week after crushing the Maryborough Bears by 193 points, the Bundaberg club put Bay Power to the sword in round 19 action at Urangan’s Keith Dunne Oval.
The third-placed Brothers Bulldogs won the game 27.15.177 to 9.10.64.
The visitors started the game strongly and kicked 10 goals in the first quarter to leave the hosts trying to play catch-up – they couldn’t.
Aaron Purcell was the chief destroyer for Brothers Bulldogs, kicking 11 goals.
David Beach (three) Glenn Krohn (two), Kyle Bugeja, Damien McGreevy, Ben Driscoll and Tim Krohn were on target for Bay Power.
Glenn Krohn, Daniel Bailey, Chris Tapper, Josh Crowder, Matthew Iudice and Adam Quemard were the best on field for the home team.
With just one round to go before the finals begin, the defeat means Bay Power remain fourth on the ladder and equal on points with the team on the bottom, the Maryborough Bears.
It’s only Bay Power’s better for and against record which is keeping them above their Heritage City rivals.
The Bears for and against record took another big hit in the other game of the round after the defending premiers, the Hervey Bay Bombers, beat them by 115 points at Granville’s Bear Park on Saturday night.
The Bombers, who are currently second on the ladder, 12 points behind competition leaders, Bundaberg’s Across The Waves, won the game 21.19. 145 to 5.0.30.
A seven-goal first quarter gave the Bombers the start they wanted and they never looked back.
Shane Hill and Cameron Baker shared the goal-kicking honours for the Bombers, scoring five each.
Rory Pope (four), Brent Dean (three), Matthew Innes (three) and Kevin Junker kicked the others.
Young Alex Barry kicked four goals for the Bears while Brett Doyle was also on target.