Home ground Blues for Western Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs' Gabby Newton takes a mark in front of Carlton Blues' Kerryn Harrington. (Luke Hemer)

By Lance Jenkinson

Western Bulldogs have a case of the Barkly Street blues in the AFL Women’s competition.

The Bulldogs have played twice on home soil at the VU Whitten Oval this season for two losses.

The latest home defeat came in the annual pride game against Carlton on Saturday, losing by 21 points.

Western Bulldogs inability to capitalise when kicking with the wind towards the Barkly Street end of the ground proved costly.

The Bulldogs mustered just 1.3 in the second and went to half time trailing by four points.

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Western Bulldogs’ Lauren Spark. (Luke Hemer)


PHOTO GALLERY: Western Bulldogs vs Carlton 

Carlton kicked away to lead by 18 points at three quarter time.

While some felt the Bulldogs could launch a comeback in the fourth, the Blues had other ideas, kicking three goals of their own into the wind at the Geelong Road end.

Ellie Blackburn, Aisling McCarthy and Gabby Newton were the stand out players for the Bulldogs.

The Dogs had four individual goalkickers, including Bonnie Toogood, Elisabeth Georgostathis, Kirsten McLeod and Kirsty Lamb

. Western Bulldogs, 1-2 and fifth in their conference, will be keen to snap their two-game losing streak away to West Coast Eagles at Leederville Oval on Saturday night.