AUSSIE RULES: It could be the win that kick-starts the Brothers Bulldogs in this year’s AFL Wide Bay season.
The side recorded just its second win of the season against Gympie on Saturday afternoon at Brothers Sports Complex.
But only after they were forced to fight back from a poor first quarter.
Gympie scored eight goals to one to be up by 46 points at the first change before Brothers fought back.
The Dogs kicked 14 of the next 18 goals to move into fourth spot on the ladder with the 12-point win.
“To come back from playing some of our worst footy to then bouncing back and playing our best footy was a great result,” Dogs coach Luke Sicker said.
“It was a very good win for the club.”
Sicker said nothing needed to be said at quarter time.
He said Gympie had an advantage with the wind but that didn’t give them the lead.
“The wind was not an excuse. We had no effort and didn’t come ready to play,” Sicker said.
“We were led by a few in the midfield (and) that got us back into the game.”
The victory puts the Bulldogs one game clear of Gympie on the ladder and on track for finals.
Sicker said the win could galvanise the club towards finishing in the top four.
“It definitely has the potential,” he said.
“On the flip side it could have done the opposite so it was good for it not to happen.
“For us this is the first time in a game we have overrun our opposition, so that was the most pleasing part.”
Sicker said midfielders Ash Rendell and Dylan Keam starred.
The Bulldogs face Bay Power this weekend.
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