Gisborne was made to work hard for the points against Sandhurst in the Bendigo Football League.
The Bulldogs had plenty of chances in front of goal – they had 16 more scoring shots – but were unable to put that dominance on the scoreboard.
However, it didn’t matter in the long run and the Bulldogs won 14.20 (104)-12.6 (78).
Pat McKenna was the standout for the Bulldogs, kicking eight goals to take his season tally to 41. He sits only behind Lachlan Sharp (60 goals) on the league’s goalkicking leader board.
Ethan Minns, Matt Goodyear and Tim Walsh were the other standouts for the Bulldogs.
The win, the Bulldogs’ seventh, keeps them second, four points behind ladder leaders Strathfieldsaye.
It was a day to forget for Kyneton against Eaglehawk.
The Tigers could only muster four behinds in the first half, as they trailed by 59 points at the main break.
It didn’t get any better after half-time, with the Tigers adding just another 1.5 in a dismal display.
The final score was 21.14 (140)-1.9(15).
Rhys Magin was the goalscorer for the Tigers and was also named their best, along with Josh Govan and James Orr.
The Tigers slip to seventh with the loss.
Meanwhile, Gisborne’s Pat McKenna, Jack Scanlon, Liam Spear and Brad Bernacki have been named in Vic Country squads to take on the Victorian Amateur Football Association on July 13.