AFTER a heartbreaking two point loss at Tatura in round four, Saturday provided an opportunity for the Euroa senior side to atone to some extent for that result with the Bulldogs making the trip to the Memorial O val to do battle.
With the conditions almost ideal for football, the first quarter was a great tussle between two sides that appeared to be well matched.
Both sides registered a couple of minor scores before Tyson Biffin calmly slotted Euroa’s first major from a set shot to open the Magpies account.
A couple of fine marks to Nick Snowdon and Stuart Patton deep in the forward line provided the opportunity for the home side to register two more goals, opening up a lead before Tatura hit back to see the sides head to the first break separated by less than a straight kick.
The second term once again found the Magpies wanting with their opposition dominating the stoppages to take control of the game, placing enormous pressure on the Euroa defence.
Despite the best efforts of the young Gleeson brothers, Zac and Max, and the spiritual leader of the backline in Adam Tarrant the Bulldogs were able to take a five goal lead by half time with Euroa once again being asked the question to respond to the challenge.