Reserves Competition Hotting Up

The Reserves competition turned into a race in six after the weekends round twelve in the SWFL, with three close results and two very large victories.

Eaton Boomers kept themselves in the five with an eleven point victory over Augusta Margaret River.  The Boomers kicked very accurately, kicking just one behind, with Paul Jones kicking four goals for the victors.

In a match marred by very heavy rain, second placed South Bunbury took on Collie Eagles in the match of the round.  The Tigers kept the Eagles scoreless in the first quarter, while at half time the Collie side had managed just five behinds.  Collie finally got on the board in the third quarter, and did all the scoring in the final quarter, but the margin was too big to overcome in the conditions.  With the result of other matches Collie dropped to fourth on the ladder.

Bunbury thrashed Donnybrook on Sunday at PC Payne Park, with their percentage getting a 20% boost in the 133 point demolition of the Dons.  The margin was only 59 points at three quarter time, but the Bulldogs kicked twelve goals in the last quarter, with Josh Topliss kicking five majors.

Busselton remained in the race for the finals, leading all day against Harvey Bulls.  But the Magpies stopped in the last quarter as the Bulls stormed home, falling just four points short, after Busselton led by twenty seven points at the final change.

Undefeated Harvey Brunswick Leschenault extended their winning run when they easily accounted for eighth placed Carey Park.

This weekend in Round 13, Busselton and Augusta Margaret River will open a big day at Sir Stewart Bovell Park on Saturday, with the venue playing host to East Perth and South Fremantle in a WAFL match.  Busselton need to defeat the Hawks to remain in the battle for the five, with the match to commence at 9.30am.

On Sunday, the top of the table clash between Harvey Brunswick Leschenault and South Bunbury will take place at Brunswick Oval, while third placed Bunbury will travel to Collie who sit fourth on the ladder.  Both teams will want to win desperately with a double chance up for grabs.  Harvey Bulls and Carey Park will also square off, with the winner having a slight chance of still making the five, while fifth placed Eaton will play host to bottom placed Donnybrook.

CURRENT LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FF FA F A % PTS
1 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 12 12 0 0 0 0 1176 282 417.02 48
2 South Bunbury 12 8 4 0 0 0 749 607 123.39 32
3 Bunbury 12 7 5 0 0 0 833 658 126.60 28
4 Collie Eagles 12 7 5 0 0 0 708 615 115.12 28
5 Eaton Boomers 12 6 6 0 0 0 794 724 109.67 24
6 Busselton 12 6 6 0 0 0 572 793 72.13 24
7 Harvey Bulls 12 4 8 0 0 0 726 793 91.55 16
8 Carey Park 12 4 8 0 0 0 686 959 71.53 16
9 Augusta Margaret River Football Club 12 3 9 0 0 0 565 922 61.28 12
10 Donnybrook 12 3 9 0 0 0 502 958 52.40 12