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Bulldogs win - Defeating the Swans by 122

By Tyler Maher

Tatura has crucially boosted its percentage after securing a massive Goulburn Valley League victory against the Shepparton Swans.

The Bulldogs did as they pleased in the 112-point win, which increased their percentage by more than 12 points as they climbed to fifth on the ladder.

Jamason Daniels’ troops piled on 45 scoring shots to 13 at Princess Park, with Mitch Elliott (six goals) and Matt Ryan (five) cashing in the most in front of goal.

Eight other Tatura players hit the scoreboard in the big result, while Brad Ryan, Daniels, Linc Wellington and Che Wells also stood out.

But it was Elliott’s performance that was far and away the most pleasing factor of the win for Daniels, with the midfielder doing his best impression of Seymour’s Jason Cole by securing 52 possessions to go with his six goals.

‘‘Mitch just had a day out,’’ Daniels said.

‘‘It’s a credit to him and how hard he works, because he had 41 touches in a loss against Echuca and rarely gets below 30.

‘‘I couldn’t be more rapt with him, no-one deserves it more.’’

The Swans fought hard in the first term with four goals to Tatura’s eight, but did not manage another major until the final stanza.

Rob Staff was in fine form in attack for the home side with four of its seven majors, while Andrew Marshall, Harley Constable, Chris Cullinan and Mitch Hough were also impressive during the defeat.

Tatura fielded 10 players aged 20 or younger in the triumph, a massive sign of the improvement still to come out of this group.

‘‘Benji Kennedy played his first game and looked like he had 60 under his belt already,’’ Daniels said.

‘‘Ethan Moor also came back in and played really well.

‘‘We needed to go out and play our style of footy for four quarters and I think we did that.

‘‘We all got through as well, which was pleasing. Hopefully we can continue that for the rest of the year and get a few troops back.’’