Donnybrook have consolidated their position in the top five after giving South Bunbury a hiding on Saturday night at Hands Oval, and in the process, kept the Tigers goal-less, eclipsing South Bunbury’s previous lowest score set in 1997.
Donnybrook started well kicking four unanswered goals in the first quarter, with Sam Lowrie and Sean Lynch focal points.
When the Tigers still only had one behind at half time, the game was effectively over, though the third quarter saw both teams kick one behind each. Questions were being asked by the faithful at the final break, would the Tigers score a goal, and despite kicking three behinds, the Dons added another four goals to win by 72 points, with the Red and Whites unable to kick a major.
The only saving grace for the Tigers was that there wasn’t a big crowd in attendance, and many who were there left well before the end.
Lowrie now has 15 goals in five games, third behind Jarrod Humphries and Brett Peake.
South Bunbury’s score of 5 behinds is the fifth lowest score of all time in the SWFL, and they now join Collie Eagles (8 behinds), Carey Park (4 behinds) and Eaton Boomers/Boyanup Caper Dardanup (1 behind on three occassions), as the only clubs not to register a league goal in a match.
Donnybrook 4.2-26 7.5-47 7.6-48 11.11-77
South Bunbury 0.1-1 0.1-1 0.2-2 0.5-5
Goals – Donnybrook: Sean Lynch 4, Sam Lowrie 4, Luke Dale 2, Hamish Hutton
Best – Donybrook: Hamish Hutton, Tim Davies, Shay McLaren, Clayton Dickinson, Joshua Cusato. South Bunbury: Matt Giacci, Ben Horsman, Riley Westra, William Butler, Brayden Jones, Craig Hutcheson
Umpires: Matt Carpenter, Aaron Andrews
Ground: JE Hands Memorial Oval