Dogs outclassed by the Roos
AUSSIE RULES: The grand final was not meant to end like this for the Brothers Bulldogs.
In a lop-sided QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast decider, the side lost to the Maroochydore Roos by 96 points in Gympie.
The side was never in the hunt from start to finish as the Roos took out the inaugural competition.
"It's the learning curve we all needed to have,” Brother vice-captain Jack Sickerdick said after the game
"We had a lot of confidence but on the day we got nervous and a little worked up.”
Combined with a wasteful start the Bulldogs never got into the contest as the Roos dominated.
"We didn't seize our opportunities and they did,” Sickerdick said.
"We'll take a lot out of this season though and we consider it a success for how far we've come.
"We're going to get success sometime soon.”
Maroochydore midfielder Elliot Pryor said the side learnt lessons from previous meetings and improved in the mental battle.
He added the side did well to win its second straight title after winning the Sunshine Coast competition last year.
"The new competition has turned out to be really good for us,” he said.
"It's lifted our game and we've faced better opposition.”