AFTER winning their first two games, the Bulldogs looked like they may be a challenger after being pipped at the post by Kyabram in round three.
They have lost six in a row and will want to bounce back against the Shepparton Swans this week to keep in touch with the top six.
James Sullivan with five goals last week was a real avenue to goal for Tatura and will want to reproduce that effort. Jamason Daniels is a star of the GVL and Chris Ryan is a bona fide key position player in Goulburn Valley footy.
The Swannies are yet to open their account for 2017 but have seen a bit of improvement in the last two weeks. The Swans were in the game into the last quarter against Mansfield last week and with Quade Johnstone, BJ Squire and Chris Cullinan, they certainly have enough class to worry the Doggies.
The home ground advantage could swing this one in the favour of the Shepp Swans but the experience of Linc Wellington and Paul Kirby will make sure Tatura keep stay in the finals race for season 2017.