Henry Turner Memorial Reserve is NOT Whitten Oval. It’s down the hill behind Victoria Uni, next to the Maribyrnong River.
B: 15. L. Caruso, 7. K. Hicks, 45. E. Flack
HB: 27. A. Morcom, 29. C. Laan, 25. R. Neaves
C: 46. C. Ugle, 22. N. MacDonald, 9. L. Williams
HF: 32. T. Mackrill, 16. L. Morecroft, 35. V. Moreau
F: 3. M. DeMatteo, 6. A. Quigley, 18. K. Heil
R: 30. S. Nalder, 8. H. Bullas, 44. M. Collier
Int: 20. J. Anwyl, 4. N. Hardy, 17. T. Hetherington, 1. J. Trend
23P: 19. B. Winbanks
Emg: 14. J. Barker, 26. A. Madden, 37. I. Malliaras, 47. A. Ward
In: T. Hetherington, J. Barker, A. Ward, A. Madden
Out: no one, yet – presumably someone is out for Hetherington, back after a week off due to that nasty head clash
B: 9. T. Dinuccio, 42. N. Paul, 5. R. Martinuzzo
HB: 18. E. Birch, 14. E. Gamble, 19. T. Ernst
C: 15. R. Ashley, 10. S. Jolly, 45. J. Davies
HF: 7. D. Berry , 44. M. Ward, 41. A. Scott
F: 2. E. Blackburn, 32. A. Mifsud, 25. R. Gastin
R: 47. N. McMahon, 16. N. Ferres, 20. A. Guest
Int: 40. N. Gills, 21. B. Hunt, 38. C. O’Brien, 30. A. Tessari
23P: 35. S. Ruedin
Emg: 50. L. Basto, 52. S. Walmsley, 37. B. Wunhym
In: S. Ruedin, R. Gastin, N. Gills, S. Walmsley, L. Basto, C. O’Brien
The Bulldogs (7th, 4-4) continued their winning ways in Round 9 with a fourth victory in as many weeks, beating Melbourne Uni by 21 points. Essendon (13th, 1-7) celebrated a historic first VFLW win last week, knocking off Richmond by eight points.
Can the Bombers gain any momentum in a tough fixture? Essendon finally sung the team song in Round 9 but the road forward looks tough. The Bombers will play the in-form Bulldogs this round and then three of the competition’s top-five sides in the Darebin Falcons, Collingwood and then the Geelong Cats – with three of these four games on the road.
Having being crowned the AFLW leading goalkicker in 2018, Brooke Lochland was back at her best in the Bulldogs’ VFLW side last week, booting three goals against her old VFLW teammates at the Mugars – this haul coming after kicking only two majors from her previous five games.