Baird injury hurts Bulldogs

Travis Baird
Travis Baird

Golden Square’s big win over Maryborough was soured by hamstring injuries to star forward Travis Baird and defender Michael Dalrymple.

The Bulldogs had few troubles in downing the Magpies 24.23 (167) to 4.3 (27), but Baird and Dalrymple’s injuries hurt the Dogs’ hopes of hanging on to a top three berth.

“We’re not sure how bad the injuries are… but it is what it is,’’ Square coach Bernie Haberman said.

“We’re not sure how long they’ll be out for.”

Travis Baird’s younger brother, Adam, stepped up in his sibling’s absence, kicking a career-high eight goals in the win over Maryborough.

All eight of his goals came in the second half, including a five-goal surge in the final quarter.

Baird, Jack Geary, Tom Toma, Hamish Morcom and young centre half-forward Jordan Rosengren stood out for the Bulldogs.

“We were professional in the way we went about it,’’ Haberman said. “To have 19 scoring shots in the last quarter and 47 scoring shots for the game was pleasing.”

Will Short, Mitch McClure and teenager Connor O’Shea were best for Maryborough.