The Footscray Bulldogs secured a four-game winning streak with a 32-point victory over Coburg on Saturday afternoon.

The ‘Scray were too strong for the visitors, bolstering six goals in the third quarter to be named victors in the 17.6 (108) to 11.10 (76) affair. 

Nathan Drummond drew first blood for the match by snapping a class major through the sticks.

Buku Khamis began his fine form for the day by winning the contest to bag his first goal and make it two-in-a-row for the home side.

Nailing the first goal of the second term was Sam Willoughby, with the next set shot nailed by Sam Darcy who warranted a warm welcome back.

The Lions began to wrestle back possession, but Khamis kicked the next two goals and Arthur Jones promptly pinged it through the middle to put the Dogs in front by nine points before the main change.

Cody Raak wasted no time kicking off the third quarter by booting his first major through the sticks, followed by Darcy who slotted his second for the day.

The Dogs began to dominate as Robbie McComb, Lachie Sullivan and Dom Bedendo all hit the score board with classy finishes.

Khamis wrapped up the third term by bagging his fourth goal for the day.


Charlie Clarke kicked the opener for the final term, becoming the Dogs’ tenth individual goal scorer for the day, before a few more Bulldogs’ majors to round out the triple-header Saturday.

The senior listed talent delivered, as McComb and Oskar Baker totalled 23 touches each.

Jordon Sweet continued his impressive form in the ruck with 49 hit-outs and five tackles.  

Khamis was the match’s leading goal scorer, recording four majors from ten touches and nine hit outs.   

In his return, Darcy was a stand-out collecting three goals from 16 touches and 11 hit outs.

Captain Lachie Sullivan was instrumental in the middle recording 34 disposals, 18 handballs, 16 clearances and one goal, while Joel Garner impressed with 21 touches and Ewan Macpherson closely followed with 21 disposals and eight tackles.

Footscray will look to extend their stay on the winners list, taking on Collingwood next Friday at 3.05pm at Avalon Airport Oval. 

FOOTSCRAY   2.2   7.2    13.2   17.6 (108) 
COBURG   1.2   5.5    8.9    11.10  (76) 

Goals: Khamis 4, Darcy 3, Willoughby, Sullivan, Smith, Raak, McComb, MacIssac, Jones, Drummond, Clarke, Bedendo.