Dogs find their bark in AFL Wide Bay
AUSSIE RULES: The Brothers Bulldogs are back on track according to coach Luke Sicker.
The Bulldogs roared into the top four on the AFL Wide Bay ladder after an 18 point win over Hervey Bay on Saturday.
The side for the first time this season has as many wins compared to losses, with four of each after eight games.
Brothers set up the win after a dominant first three quarters with the side kicking nine goals and restricting Hervey Bay to just four.
A late Bay challenge wasn't enough to ruin the day for the Dogs.
"It's definitely up there with one of our best wins of the season, right there with the Gympie win," Sicker said.
"We started really well and we haven't started well in many games this season.
"We then weathered the storm from Hervey Bay at the end."
Sicker said he was proud of the side for doing that after the Bombers made multiple comebacks during the contest.
The coach also kicked eight of the teams 11 goals in the contest to bring his tally to 31 in the past two games.
He kicked 23 last week against Maryborough.
"It's good to do my bit," he said.
"But it shows how our midfield is standing up, which allows the forwards to have the chances to score."
Sicker said the team was finally getting towards the football it wanted to play after having injury troubles throughout.
The team is now only one or two players away from being at full strength.
"It's always been improving each week and playing our brand of football," Sicker said.
"We're now also starting to get to know each other better with a few new faces in the side.
"We're now 4-4 and back to level, so we can build."
The side will now take on Gympie this week at Six Mile Oval after the Cats smashed The Waves by 106 points on Saturday to move to second on the ladder.
In the other game, Bay Power remained at on top after beating Maryborough by 142.