A goalless final term saw Maryborough fall well short against Gisborne in their AFL Masters clash at the Bulldogs’ homeground on Saturday evening.
The Pumas matched the Bulldogs for two and a half quarters before the home team overwhelmed the undermanned visitors with the last six goals of the match.
Gisborne eventually claimed a 13.14 (92) to 6.8 (44) victory, as Maryborough tired in the final term.
“A few of our guys were a bit under the weather before the game,” Maryborough forward Matt Broad said.
“We had a few players who were unavailable for the trip and that left us a bit short overall. It wasn’t an issue at the start but, with no one able to come on from the interchange, I think a few blokes ran out of legs.
“It was our second away trip in a row, so it will be good to be playing at home next time.”
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