Avoca claims historic win

Avoca has taken home an historic win at its homeground, defeating Navarre for the first time in over 20 years at the weekend.

In what was an exciting clash, the Dogs’ took a resounding 45-point victory in their first win over the Hoppers since the 1998 premiership.

Navarre had won the last 22 games in succession over the Bulldogs and the Avoca players were singing the club song very loud on Saturday afternoon.

The game was closely contested in the first half with Avoca just barely coming out in front at the first break, 3.3 (21) to 3.1 (19).

The second term was much of the same with a close contest seeing Avoca again come out on top by 10 points.

However, that was to be the last of the small leads as the Bulldogs came out firing on all cylinders after the main break, kicking eight goals to four in a fast, free flowing quarter of football.

Avoca led at the final change by 33 points and the Bulldog faithful were on a high at the final players’ huddle.

A three goal to one final term saw the Bulldogs run out comfortable victors at the final siren.

For more on this story see Page 22 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 18

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