SETANTA O’hAilpin still needs four more goals to reach a century for the season after booting just four in Saturday’s 132-point spanking of Wodonga.
Bulldog Zach Jones did a stellar job opposed to the Albury forward and limited his impact, despite constantly being peppered in defence.
With full respect to the Bulldogs, most of the interest leading into the clash at Albury Sportsground centred around whether or not O’hAilpin would boot the eight goals he needed to reach a ton.
But Jones had his measure.
“Zach did a great job,” Wodonga coach Ben Hollands said after the defeat.
“He was giving away a fair bit in size.
“To keep him to four, considering how many times they went inside 50, was a great effort.”
The Tigers jumped back to top of the ladder with Saturday’s victory after Lavington lost to Yarrawonga up the road.
It was another devastating display from the competition powerhouse.
Albury had winners all over the ground.
Brayden O’Hara should have another three Morris Medal votes to his name after yet another dynamic display. Coaches Chris Hyde and Daniel Maher were also impressive.
“We were just outclassed,” Hollands said.
“That was the difference.
“I actually thought we had a pretty good crack, for the most part.
“It blew out in the end and the scoreboard didn’t reflect how well we played.”
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Tigers.
Midfield star Dean Polo was sent from the ground and reported for misconduct in the second quarter.
He will front the tribunal on Wednesday.