Gisborne breaks local drought

Joshua Grabham. Picture Shawn Smits.

By Tara Murray

Gisborne has claimed the points in the Macedon Ranges derby against Kyneton for the first time since 2014.

After a few lean years against the arch rivals, the Bulldogs were on a mission on Good Friday in Bendigo Football League action.

Led by Pat McKenna, in his second game back at the club after four years in the AFL system, the Bulldogs put in a dominant display.

An eight goal to nil first quarter showed the Bulldogs meant business and that was only the start.

They were able to win every quarter in the 21.20 (146)-7.9 (51) result.

McKenna, who was part of the Bulldogs last win against the Tigers in 2014, kicked eight goals.

Jack Scanlon and Jaidyn Owen also provided targets up forward, kicking three goals each.

Young ruckman Josh Grabham continued his good win form, named best on ground.

For the Tigers it was all single goal kickers.

Rhys Magin and Taylor Kelly were named the Tigers best.

It was a good day all round for the Bulldogs, with all three football sides having big wins

The under-18s, who won 12.24 (96)-0.2 (2), unveiled their premiership flag from last year’s triumph before the game.

It was also a clean sweep for the Gisborne netballers, with the sides winning four from four.

The A-grade side, which was playing their first game of the season, defeated the Tigers 53-42.

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