Round 3 v North Melbourne
It will be a game forever remembered as the Josh Bruce match as the Bulldogs key forward kicked a career-high 10 goals, the first Bulldog to do so since Simon Beasley in 1987 and the club’s highest score and winning margin in their AFL/VFL history. Bruce made it clear post-game that his side was chasing the premiership. “The time is now,” Bruce said.
Round 4 v Brisbane Lions
Treloar had his best game in a Dogs jumper and his new club improved to 4-0 with a sturdy win over the Brisbane Lions in Ballarat. Treloar had 29 disposals, 18 of them contested and showed he was an ideal fit alongside the likes of Macrae and Josh Dunkley.
Round 5 v Gold Coast
The Bulldogs kicked the first 11 goals of the match before settling in to enjoy Bontempelli’s 150th AFL game with a comfortable win. This was the first time since 1946 that the team had started the season 5-0. Naughton added another contender for mark of the year with his fly into the pack.
Round 6 v GWS
Injuries put a dampener on an impressive Dogs win over the Giants in a freezing cold Canberra as Dunkley (shoulder), Tim English (jaw/concussion) and Lin Jong (hamstring) all went down yet the Dogs kicked nine goals in the last term to lock in the win.
Source : https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/a-rollercoaster-of-a-ride-the-bulldogs-journey-to-the-big-dance-20210922-p58tsl.html577