Not in the wildest dreams of the most ardent Western Bulldogs fan did they believe Saturday’s total wipeout of Essendon would be possible.
In three games between the two clubs on the day, the Bulldogs not only went 3-0, but they came away with an incredible score differential of plus-241 across the three games.
It was raining goals for the red, white and blue from 1pm until about 10.30pm.
Footscray kick-started the day with a 93-point win over Essendon in the VFL at the VU Whitten Oval, before the Western Bulldogs VFLW team kept Essendon goalless in a 44-point win.
In the AFL later that night, the Western Bulldogs kicked a jaw-dropping 21 unanswered goals during a 104-point trouncing of Essendon at Marvel Stadium.
Young Bulldogs onballer Callum Porter, who featured in Footscray’s win over Essendon in the VFL, was a bit shocked by the severity of the victories, particularly in the AFL game.
“It’s pretty rare that teams win by over 100 points, especially in the modern game, because teams are so evenly poised,” he said.
“To beat any team is a good result, let alone by over 100 points.”