GOOD DEFENCE: Brothers player Kathryn Jenkin tackles a Maryborough player on Saturday.
GOOD DEFENCE: Brothers player Kathryn Jenkin tackles a Maryborough player on Saturday. TAHLIA STEHBENS

Bulldogs avoid spoon with a win

AUSSIE RULES: The pain of large defeats was absolutely worth it for Brothers Bulldogs in the women's AFL Wide Bay on Saturday.

The Bulldogs created history by winning their first ever match in the competition by 61 points against Maryborough at Brothers Sports Complex.

The side kicked five first half goals before blowing away the contest in the third term, the premiership quarter, with another five to move off the bottom of the ladder.

"Myself and the captain Bernadette were very proud of the girls,” Bulldogs vice-captain Daniella Baulch said.

"It was a really good game and both sides played fair throughout.”

Dogs captain Bernadette Peart kicked three goals in the win with Kathryn Jenkin kicking four in a best on ground effort.

"She's a little gun, a legend,” Baulch said.

"She could have kicked a few more goals if she kicked straighter.

"Once she got the first one she was able to find her kicking boots.”

Baulch said the teams communication led them to the win.

"We worked together well and we were really on our game,” she said.

"Maryborough were low on numbers so I had to play for them for one quarter.

"I was able to see how well the girls were talking and communicating with each other.”

The side will host its final match of the season next week against The Waves.

Baulch said it would be the ultimate test to see how far they've come this season.