The Strathmerton reserves hosted the undermanned Hoppers on a cold and rainy day.
The game was played in good spirits, with Bulldog Billy Madgwick volunteering to pull on the Hoppers jumper.
The visitors were no match for the Dogs, who controlled the game and moved the ball well in the poor conditions.
Lance Crowe and Jeremy Curtis were involved in countless centre clearances, while Daniel Allen put on a clinic at full forward.
Goalkickers: D. Allen 8, A. Maskell Dunstan 3, C. Speechly 3, J. Luci 2, A. Graham 2
Best: L. Crowe, J. Curtis, T. Devlin, A. Graham, C. Ryan, D. Allen
The thirds were hit hard by school holiday absentees but managed to get a side on the park with the help of the fourths.
Johny was really good early in the ruck with some nice tap work and second efforts setting up goals to Charlie and a couple to young Darren.
The intensity dropped in the second quarter, allowing the Hoppers back in the game until Sammy and Bub lifted, dragging their teammates along with them.
A good third quarter set up a nice lead and was enough to get another win on the board.
We hope to get a few back next week for the road trip to Deni.
Goalkickers: R. Franklin 2, D. Patmore 2, S. Lewis, T. Collyer, J. Walkington, C. Stokes
Best: T. Collyer, S. Lewis, T. Craven, B. Mahoney, C. Stokes, Z. Cunningham
The Pups dominated the scoreboard all day, leading by example to record a comfortable win in fairly greasy conditions.
Riley bagged another seven majors, fed well from the midfield by Dylan, Mitch and efforts from the rest.
Aaron moved upfield later in the game to contribute four goals, showing he was just as comfortable kicking goals as stopping them.
Tyler found himself in the right position to snag two goals of his own and Ryan got on the board with one.
It was a great display of teamwork from the entire kennel, with all deserving a mention. Josh, Daz, Levi and Ben (the toothless terrier) displayed great ball handling skills, while Mitch E and Kyle were solid down back.
Cody has started to find his feet with a solid performance displaying his kicking ability, and Will, Sid and Mason all worked well to bring the youngest of the litter into the game and feel part of the team.
Goalkickers: R. Franklin 7, A. Macfadyen 4, T. Stephens 2, R. Wyatt
Best: D. Craven, M. Payne, A. Macfadyen, J. Payne, L. Tejones, M. Easden