Young pups deny St Kilda in thrilling AFL clash that went down to the wire.
The Western Bulldogs have broken their win less streak in the AFL after edging out a gutsy St Kilda outfit by nine points at Etihad Stadium.
It has been a year to forget for both sides as they battled for pride, with the Bulldogs hanging on to win 17.8 (110) to 15.11 (101).
The Bulldogs made the controversial move to drop several big names to bring in young stars, however, Koby Stevens had an outstanding game with 31 disposals three goals.
In the dying minutes of the game, Bulldogs’ Liam Jones took a juggling mark and went back and kicked truely to give his side a crucial nine-point lead with seven minutes left.
Dylan Addison then gave his side 15-point lead as the Western Bulldogs finished the game off well as they made it two wins from their last 20 games.
Western Bulldogs veteran Robert Murphy said the win was testament to the courage shown by all of the players never to stop fighting during the club’s dry spell.
“It was great and I sort of can’t believe it, the game felt like it could go forever, it was a great game
and the Saints really fought hard,” Murphy said.
“Across the board a lot guys jumped up, we’re always serious every week, but we needed
The loss all but ends the Saints’ finals chances for 2013, a stark reminder of just how far they have fallen in 2013.