Bullioh stronghold shows its potential

LEAGUE heavyweight Bullioh tuned up for next week’s highly anticipated top-of-the-table clash with Cudgewa by disposing of Tumbarumba by 47 points at Tumbarumba on Saturday.

The Bulldogs led by 15 points at the final change but finished full of running to score a convincing 17.17 (119) to 11.6 (72) victory.

It was their sixth consecutive win and virtually guarantees the Bulldogs second spot with two weeks remaining before finals.

Classy forward Taylor Fenton was the Bulldogs’ best and capped a polished display with three goals.

Overall in attack there were nine Bulldog goalkickers and none were more impressive than experienced duo Tom Hickey and Jade Culph.

In contrast the Roos heavily relied on spearhead Ben Carey to kick a winning score.

Carey made the most of his opportunities to finish with six goals and emerge as his sides best player.

Jacob Curran, Kelven Bailey and Tim West were also prominent for the visitors.

Bullioh is the only side to have defeated raging flag favourite Cudgewa, with many pundits tipping this week’s clash to be a possible preview of the grand final.

In other matches Cudgewa smashed the bottom-placed Border-Walwa by 99 points.

In-form spearhead Brendan McEvoy and coach Bill Deery led the onslaught with five goals each.

The pair sit one-two on the goalkicking table with McEvoy on 62 goals, six clear of Deery.

Michael Voigt, Nathan Hewatt and Jake Faithfull were the Blues best as they cemented top spot and minor premiership.

Corryong smashed fierce rival Federal by 159 points to complete a round of lop-sided results.

Howlong recruit Adrian Reinjbeek bagged 10 goals in a pleasing sign for coach Andrew Reid as the finals approach.