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Monday, May 17, 2021

GALLERY: Blues put Bulldogs to the sword in AFLHCC

The Newcastle City Blues flexed its collective muscle at the expense of AFL Hunter Central Coast (AFLHCC) rivals Warners Bay Bulldogs at Feighan Oval on Saturday.

The Black Diamond Cup Women’s outfit thrashed the hosts 19.7-121 to 0.1-1 while the men’s squad dished out similar treatment, running out convincing 20.14-134 to 4.11-35 winners.

While the female Bulldogs put in a gallant display, the defending premiers had too much class in the end.

With skipper Meaghan MacDonald leading the way, the Blues piled on 19 goals to maintain their undefeated start to the 2021 AFLHCC season.

Meanwhile, the Cardiff Hawks pipped the Killarney Vale Bombers 6.8-44 to 3.5-23 and the Wyong Lakes Magpies thumped the Maitland Saints 10.15-75 to 1.0-6.

In the men’s fixture at Feighan Oval, Newcastle City set up a comfortable advantage in the opening quarter, kicking 6.1-37 to 1.1-7.

They then extended that margin to 10.6-66 to 1.4-10 by half-time.

Another 10 goals in the second period, with Harrison Keast booting five, put the issue beyond any doubt.

He was well-supported by Joshua Taylor, Jackson Crawford and Noah MacDonald, who landed three apiece, along with Mitchell Crawford (2), Hamish Thomson, Luke Rawnsley, Liam Dwyer and Macauley O’Malley.

Brandt Job snared two majors for the Bulldogs, with Matthew Spinks and Alexander Metcalfe adding one each.

In other round four encounters, the Bombers accounted for the Hawks 15.15-105 to 3.9-27, 2020 champions Terrigal Avoca Panthers overpowered the Gosford Tigers 12.11-83 to 8.6-54, and the Saints defeated the Singleton Roosters 17.9-111 to 4.5-29.

AFL Hunter Central Coast Seniors

2021 Black Diamond Cup Women’s

(round four results)

Cardiff Hawks d Killarney Vale Bombers 6.8-44 to 3.5-23

Newcastle City Blues d Warners Bay Bulldogs 19.7-121 to 0.1-1

Wyong Lakes Magpies d Maitland Saints 10.15-75 to 1.0-6

Bye: Lake Macquarie Dockers

Bye: Terrigal Avoca Panthers

2021 Black Diamond Cup Men’s

(round four results)

Killarney Vale Bombers d Cardiff Hawks 15.15-105 to 3.9-27

Newcastle City Blues d Warners Bay Bulldogs 20.14-134 to 4.11-35

Terrigal Avoca Panthers d Gosford Tigers 12.11-83 to 8.6-54

Maitland Saints d Singleton Roosters 17.9-111 to 4.5-29

Bye: Nelson Bay Neptunes

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