Ports left blue after major defeat

The mighty Esperance Bulldogs dominated the Ports Blues on home turf at the weekend, boasting an impressive margin of 112 points, despite wet and cold conditions. 

The game was the first ever indigenous round since the Esperance District’s Football Association’s establishment in 1956.  

The Bulldogs adapted well to the slippery surface, pushing ahead of the Blues from the outset, with the score at quarter time Bulldogs 5.3-33 to Blues 1.2-8. 

The Blues struggled to find their feet in the first half with the Bulldogs applying intense attacking pressure.

The half time score reflected tough play for the Blues, only increasing their total by three points as the Bulldogs pushing their score out to 10.4-64. 

At the end of the third quarter the Bulldogs had continued to charge ahead by consistently expanding their score by 31 points each quarter, while the Blues gained just six points.

The Blues exhibited an underwhelming final quarter with their score at a standstill. 

As the final siren sounded the Bulldogs celebrated a convincing win, with the full-time score Bulldogs 20.9-129 to Blues 2.5-17. 

It was a big weekend for milestones for the Ports Football Club with Shae Turrell celebrating 150 games and Brock Thompson and Reece Wykes toasting to 100 games each.