Next up we're heading up to the outer north and to the X-Convenience Oval in Elizabeth for the canine collision between the Bulldogs and the Bloods. The Bulldogs were unable to take a trick against the Bloods last year despite both sides finishing outside the five. Westies took all the points starting with a nine-point victory in Round 3 at Elizabeth, then a 31-point win in Round 14 at Richmond. Both teams had not tasted victory up to this point, so something surely had to give.
The Dogs seem to be doing it the hard way thus far and nothing seemed to have changed as they blundered six scoring shots in the opening term. West didn't have as much difficulty finding their big sticks, scoring 2.2 to lead by eight points at quarter-time. Centrals found the big ones in the second term but continued to miss some opportunities. They would find themselves in the lead by the long break though, their 2.4 to the Bloods' single major would have the Dogs up by two points at half-time. The all-out scrap continued in the third term, but the Dogs managed to put a little more space between them and the Bloods with their score of 3.1 to 1.1. At three quarter-time, the Dogs were out to a 14-point lead. In the end the home side would have their first points of the year, the only concern for the Dogs in the end was their accuracy. A further 2.1 to 1.1 in the final term would see the Dogs home by 20 points.
Justin Hoskin was voted in as Centrals' best, the Bloods named Kaine Stevens as their standout.