The Bullants season just got worse after the injury plagued side succumbed to a Turtles side that was seeking revenge after their round 1 heartbreaking loss to the Bullants.
With 9 players from round 1 missing from today’s side, Old Eltham made sure that factor would play to their favour as they dominated the early parts of the first quarter on their home deck. With Old Eltham getting out to a 5 goal lead in the second term, it was again like much of the season a Bullants side on the back foot and trying to fight their way back into the game. To the Bullants credit, the undermanned side fought hard in the second term outscoring the Turtles and getting it back to an eleven point deficit at the main break.
With the game on the line, the Bullants started to play some great team football throughout the third quarter which resulted in them pegging the lead back and hitting the front late in the third term. Unfortunately two late Eltham goals got them back out to a 9 point lead at three quarter time and handing the Bullants a monumental task to overcome in the last quarter.
Kicking the first goal of the term and getting the margin back to under a kick didnt seem the phase the Turtles as their older experienced brigade controlled the play throughout the term and got them their second win of the season and jumping the Bullants on the ladder.