ANZAC Footy Fire

Chidlow Gidge 3 shot tackle[Video] The Chidlow Cougars faced the Gidge Bulldogs at home for the 2015 ANZAC day clash, the much anticipated Grand Final re-match.

To recap, The 2014 HFA season ended with one of the most thrilling games in years. In the agonising split-seconds to the final siren there was a single kick in it, Gidge were deep in attack and on the verge of a certain goal and yet another premiership.

Chid GG 2015 R2 Bloody

There is a famous rivalry building between these two sides and this ANZAC clash was going to be a tough, fiery and even bloody encounter. The Bulldogs and Cougars engaged in an old fashioned ‘stoush’ that the ‘Diggers’ themselves would have enjoyed.

Each contest up the ground was tightly fought, but it was Chidlow who were more effective on goal. With only three more shots on goal by half time, the Cougars (8.5) were on top and led the bulldogs (3.7) into the major change with a 28 point break.

Chis GG 2015 R2 prone tackle 2

Losing doesn’t come easy to the Bulldogs and the Cougars were wise to expect a renewed assault in the third quarter. Sure enough the barrage came.

Gidge kicked a series of unanswered goals and chewed into the Chidlow lead. It was looking like a turnaround was on the cards.

Chid GG 2015 R2 Ruck duel

The Cougars were looking lost for a while, but by deep in the third quarter they had weathered the storm and stemmed the flow, adding a full pointer just before the last change.

Chid GG 2015 R2 Tableau

The last quarter saw some heavy contact as both sides tried to assert authority on the game and stake their claim on 2015 HFA Premiership. Both teams had players carried or assisted from the ‘battlefield’ and umpires were reaching for the yellow card.

The Cougars regained control in the final quarter to win the ANZAC match by 48 points and claim top spot on the ladder.

Chidlow 14.9 (93)   d.   Gidgegannup  6.12 (48)

In other HFA matches;

Parkerville Bushrangers 19.15 (129)  d.   Mt Helena Lions 4.12 (36)

Bullsbrook Saints 14.12 (96)  d.  Mundaring Roos  11.11 (77)

 

HFA 2015 Ladder

 

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