Last night at Docklands Stadium, the Bulldogs went down to Essendon in a nail-bighter. Our buddy Mat Ward got us tix to the game & we sat through a tough, tight battle – the lead changing several times. Almost thought the Doggies had it, 20 points up in the final quarter. Not to be stripped of a finals birth, the Bombers rallied to pinch the game by 7 points. The final siren rang out as the Dogs had the ball deep in their forward line – but just couldn’t get clear to convert. Proud of the boys this morning, none the least with new-comer, 18-year-old Marcus Bontempelli (who I’d not heard of til very recently) and Jake Stringer who kicked 5 goals.

AFL: Last night at Docklands Stadium Melbourne, Western Bulldogs vs Essendon.

Many thanks Mat – hope you enjoyed it.
Fires out.