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Friday, 1st May, 2015

The Bulldogs are off to a great start in this season of Under 18s footy, trouncing the Magpies by 77 points on Wednesday night. PICTURE: Patrick Reincke The Bulldogs are off to a great start in this season of Under 18s footy, trouncing the Magpies by 77 points on Wednesday night. PICTURE: Patrick Reincke

By Patrick Reincke

North Under 18s made it two wins in a row on Wednesday night while West recorded their first win over South.

West claimed a 35-point win, the Robins handing the Roos their second defeat in a row.

North had a much better night defeating a rather competitive Central side by 77 points.

Despite the one-sided score, the Magpies played some solid football but just couldn’t make things work up forward.

The Bulldogs’ defence was led Max Werch and Angus Gillespie, the dynamic duo repelling Central’s attacks time and time again.

Werch was hard at the contests while Gillespie played strongly out of centre half-back.

After missing a couple of shots early on in the first quarter, Jackson Ruddock started to find the goals in the second quarter as he bagged two.

Trent Barraclough was nimble in attack as he kicked three during the game.

At the half time break, North were ahead by 34.

Young Nash Mitchell played one of his best games on Wednesday night with the midfielder constantly having the ball in his possession.

Play of the day went to Under 15 Brock Elliot, the youngster playing in his first game in Under 18s.

Elliot got his touch in the second quarter when a hospital ball saw him camped underneath and players closing in.

Elliot stood his ground and clenched the mark and later went on to score a goal as half time arrived.

North piled on the pressure during the second half and Central tried to fight back.

Lyndon McInnes, Connor Martin and Rourke Barker were three of the standouts for the Magpies with Martin scoring one of their two goals.

But the Bulldogs ran the game out strongly to win.

In the following game, West proved too strong for South, the Robins winning by 35 points.

Josh Cieslik headlined with five majors for the game while Ty Andrews dominated around the ground.

Jake Trengove and Mackenzie Attard were another two top performers for West and North’s Jayden Washbrook starred for the Bulldogs.

After leading by 24 at quarter time, South clawed they way back with a multitude of goal scorers.

Despite losing ground on their lead during the second, West developed a stronger lead to eventually run away as the 35-point victors.

Next Wednesday will see North take on South with Central and West the curtain raiser.

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