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Sturt vs Central District

Scoreboard | Match report

Round: 16   Venue: Unley Oval   Date: Sat, 10-07-2010 2:10 pm   Crowd: 2,222  
Sturt 5.3.336.4.4011.10.7612.13.85  
Central District  
  STURT by 33STURT by 6STURT by 29STURT by 24  

Match Report

We head over to House Brothers Oval in Unley for the ABC Television match between the Double Blues and the Bulldogs. The Double Blues got a measure of payback in Round 5 this year, a 67-point humiliation of the 2009 Grand Final assailant at Elizabeth. 

The Blues loss last week only seemed to motivate them as they kept the Dogs scoreless in the first quarter while kicking 5.3 of their own to take a 33-point lead at the first change. But the Dogs stormed back in during the second quarter, reducing the gap to a single goal at the long break after kicking 5.4 to 1.1. The fightback was halted in the third quarter, some tactical changes to Sturt's defence choking the Bulldog attack. The reigning premiers would manage just 2.1 while Sturt slotted through 5.6 to stretch the gap out to 29 points. The streak of losses at Unley Oval since 2006 was going to continue today, the Dogs kept trying but the Blues would do enough to prevent a disaster as they withstood a 2.2 to 1.3 final term to take a four-goal victory. Sturt continue to remain a dark horse in this year's competition, if they break into the five they would present a serious problem for the Bulldogs. 

The Blues named Tristan Gum as their best, while Ian Callinan was voted best for Central.


Match report by RA Boyle


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.