We head to that particular northern suburb of Elizabeth to the Hamra Homes Oval for the minor premiership decider between the Bulldogs and the Tigers. Despite the Bays efforts this season which saw them take top spot last week... the Doggies have been the outfit that they've had the most trouble with, a 10-point loss at the Bay and a 37-point loss at the Ponderosa.
The lousy conditions saw the turf become a quagmire but the Dogs had plenty of giggity to go (hehehe) early on as they managed to score 3.2 to the Tigers' solitary behind. But the tables turned in the second quarter somewhat, Glenelg's inaccuracy stopping them from taking over control by the long break. Their 2.5 to the Dogs' two behinds saw the gap brought back to four points at the half-time siren. The reigning premiers responded in kind when play resumed, keeping the visitors scoreless in the third term whilst scoring 3.4 for themselves, setting up a 26-point lead going into the final term. The conditions deteriorated in the final term, the windy and wet weather combined with the sodden pitch saw the final deficit down to 25 points for the Bulldogs, after they scored a goal to Glenelg's 1.1. That result would see the home side take the minor premiership and placed into their 11th consecutive 2nd Semi-Final.
They named Andrew Hayes as their best on ground, while the Tigers named Josh Carr as their best.