Boomers Bound Into Grand Final

Eaton Boomers totally dominated the SWFL Preliminary final, with an emphatic win over Donnybrook at Hands Memorial Oval on Sunday afternoon.

Before a big crowd, the game was hopelessly one sided, with the atmosphere sapped from the crowd courtesy of the lop-sided scoreboard, with the Dons not kicking their first goal until the third quarter, strangely enough, the only score of the quarter with the Boomers kept scoreless.

The Boomers kicked three last quarter goals, but the contest was over by half time, with the Dons kicking the lowest ever score recorded in a Preliminary Final, the previous lowest being 3.7.25 by Harvey Bulls in 2016.

Jarrod Humphries and Brandon Jetta both took strong marks up forward kicking two goals each, but also missed some set shots early, otherwise the scoreboard could have been worse.  Eaton Boomers will now play Harvey Brunswick Leschenault in the Dale Alcock Homes South West League Grand Final.  They last played in a Grand Final in 1992, with the Lions winning 15 points.

MATCH CENTRE

Eaton Boomers 3.4-22  8.8-56  8.8-56  11.12-78
Donnybrook 0.2-2  0.4-4  1.4-10  2.6-18

Umpires:  Matt Carpenter, Damien O’Donoghue, Michael Hearne
Ground:  Hands Memorial Oval
Reports: Nil
Crowd: 2000 (approx)

Earlier, Harvey Brunswick Leschenault and Eaton Boomers played out a thriller in the Solahart Reserves Preliminary Final, with the Lions winning by two points, with both teams having late chances to win the match.  Busselton will face a rematch with the Lions next Sunday at 11.45am.

In the Colts, South Bunbury accounted for Busselton by 32 points to set up a showdown with Bunbury.  It has been 34 years since the two teams have played in a Colts Grand Final.