Bushrangers end horror season

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The Bushrangers have ended the Bullants season on a low as they defeated a young gallant side by 37 points at Ted Ajani Reserve on Saturday afternoon. The Bullants now have some soul searching to do over the Christmas break and look to redeem themselves in 2017.

Seniors:
Bulleen Templestowe AFC 3.2-20 3.4-22 7.7-49 7.8-50
Yarra Valley OB 3.3-21 5.9-39 7.12-54 12.15-87

 

Two on the trot for rejuvenated Bullants

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The Bullants showed poise and class on Saturday afternoon winning their second game on the trot after defeating Emmaus St Leos away from home.

Billy Wilson was superb for the Blue and Gold whilst Anthony Lucisano was prolific down forward kicking three goals. Full report to come.

Goal Kickers: A. Lucisano 3, O. Aziz 2, D. Dakin 2, R. Edsall, T. Harisiou, B. O”Connor, L. Wallis, B. McLaughlin
Best Players: B. McLaughlin, B. Wilson, J. Cowell, C. Burridge, A. Lucisano, S. Avramidis

Bullants upset top four side

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The Bullants have claimed an unsuspected win on Saturday afternoon after they defeated finals contender Melbourne High School by 9 points at Ted Ajani Reserve. In a gutsy performance after a disappointing result against Old Eltham a fortnight ago the Bullants took control of the game in the second half producing the type of football that they had been looking for the entire year.

Full report to come.

Goal Kickers: B. Wilson 3, L. Bruce 2, D. Dakin 2, J. Cowell 2, H. Vogler, A. Lucisano
Best Players: B. McLaughlin, S. Lambropoulos, R. Edsall, D. Dakin, B. Wilson, T. Lusk

Turtles make amends from Round 1

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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.

Preston outclass Bullants in dominant display

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Bulleen Templestowe have again be outplayed by their cross town rival this time at Ted Ajani Reserve on a wet and windy afternoon. The Bullants finals aspirations are all but over and will be left to ponder the season that could have been. They now fight for the rest of the season for the opportunity to compete in D2 in 2017.

Full match report to come…

BTAFC – 9.4-58
Preston Bullants – 18.13.121

Goal Kickers: O. Aziz 3, B. Wilson 2, E. Mainieri 2, J. Wise, S. Lambropoulos
Best Players: B. Wilson, H. Vogler, J. Cowell, N. Palumbo, R. Edsall, E. Mainieri

BTAFC Family Day – our biggest one yet!

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Make sure you get down to Ted Ajani Reserve on Saturday 18th June for our biggest Community Family Day to date! It will also be the “Bullants vs Bullants” 2 in one of the clashes of the round. Click here to see the full details of the day.

Finals fading fast after loss to Bushrangers

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The Bullants finals aspirations have taken a massive blow today with a lack of scoring power costing them four points and the opportunity to keep in touch with the top four after a 23 points loss to Yarra Valley in wet and windy conditions at Doncaster Reserve.

Both teams failed to score a major in the opening term as conditions were effecting both sides as the opening quarter was a midfield and defensive slog with the teams only sitting on two and one points respectively with the Bushrangers holding the narrow lead. With a slight breeze now in Yarra’s favor, they took full advantage of it outscoring the Bullants in the second term having eleven more shots on goal and holding a handy 13 point leading heading into the break in atrocious conditions.

With the Bullants season virtually on the line, they put up a brave fight in the third term but were failing to capitalize on the scoreboard and only brought the margin down by two points heading into the crucial final term.

Unfortunately opportunities that were lost in the third term came back to haunt the Bullants in the last as Yarra Valley dominated the last quarter on their home deck kicking away from the Bullants early and finishing with a four goal win to put them back in the top four and all but crush the Bullants hopes of playing finals this year.

BTAFC – 3.9-27
Yarra Valley – 6.14-50

Goal Kickers: B. McLaughlin, J. Cowell, H. Vogler
Best Players: C. Burridge, J. Cowell, R. Edsall, N. Palumbo, C. Galapi, D. Dakin