Bridgetown’s hopes of a top-two finish gained further momentum after they defeated a spirited Kojonup 16.11 (107) to 12.11 (83) on Saturday at Bridgetown Sports Oval. The match, which was rescheduled from earlier in the season due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, was eagerly contested from the opening bounce. With a vocal home crowd cheering them on, the Bulldogs started well, however were a touch wasteful in front of goal. Aware they needed a spark to get jump started, Kojonup made some inroads into the Dogs’ sizeable deficit, booting five goals in the second term. However the Cougars were unable to stem the flow defensively, conceding seven to the Bulldogs in a high-octane segment of play. Despite the best efforts of Matthew Marinoni and Kyle Smith, the Cougars were unable to charge home with a wet sail, although Henry Hawker’s three goals gave the travelling fans something to smile about during their drive back. Focus now shifts to Talk to a Mate round this weekend, with the Bulldogs primed for another convincing showing at home against the winless Tigers. Another match which could have major finals implications is Saturday’s mouth watering match between Imperials and Boyup Brook at Nannup Oval. The Roos, who have been bolstered recently by solid showings from David Cowan and Mat Michael, sit two games adrift of the top-two, however would fancy their chances of springing a surprise away from home. In the remaining game of the round, Deanmill host Southerners on Sunday afternoon. Imperials recorded a thumping 11.10 (76) to 3.5 (23) win over the Southerners in Colts action on Friday night, with the remainder of Round 8 games to be played across this weekend. Reserves games will also continue from this Saturday after a week off.