Dogs and Lions please the crowd

Dean Trevaskis

The Bruns Bulldogs and Casino Lions under-11s teams put on a real crowd-pleaser at Stan Thompson Oval on Sunday.

In a free-flowing game of footy the Doggies flew the boxes to dominate the first half through efficient disposal and doing the one-percenters.

The Lions rallied with a huge third quarter. But as it is every Sunday the cheering wasn’t all about the scoreboard.

For Bruns it was Phoenix Islinger backing into a pack, arms outstretched eyes locked on the pill and Ocean Casuarina inspiring teammates with his hardness at the ball, roadblock tackles and brick-wall shepherds.

It was Joel Liljequisi bursting clear with a contested possession and unloading a bomb, Kaliyah Browning slotting goals like Buddy Franklin, Jasper Willis dancing around defenders and the mercurial River Dragonfly snapping half a dozen sausage rolls for the day.

Casino gave it everything and had plenty to cheer. But at the bell it was the Doggies for the first time this season giving the club song a hearty run.

Well, if you live in Brunswick Valley sing along with me: We are the Bulldogs on the road to Victory…

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