Bulldogs come from behind to win Cooney's 200th
THEY say you can't teach an old dog new tricks but Western Bulldogs veteran Adam Cooney would have learned a few things about his young teammates yesterday.
The likes of rising stars Tory Dickson, Tom Campbell, Tom Liberatore and Luke Dalhaus were stars for the Dogs in a come-from-behind 20.11 (131) to 17.11 (113) success to allow Cooney to celebrate his 200th game in style.
And there will be plenty to celebrate next season too if this emerging Bulldogs outfit continues to perform as they did yesterday under coach Brendan McCartney.
Dickson kicked six goals and Campbell four, while Liberatore and Dalhaus were both magnificent as the Dogs claimed another big scalp in a fantastic close to the home and away season.
Cooney was also excellent in his milestone game with 23 touches and two goals, while Bernie Vince (27 touches, one goal) and Andy Otten (three goals in attack) were among Adelaide's best.
The Dogs have now beaten West Coast, Carlton and now Adelaide and also gave reigning premier Sydney a scare to take three wins from their past four games, so there is plenty to look forward to for the rest of this season, with games against Brisbane Lions and Melbourne to come before looking forward to next year.