Bulldogs Thrash Sharks!

Bunbury gave Dunsborough a 125 point defeat on Sunday afternoon at the Dunsborough Playing Fields, with the undermanned Sharks feeling the full fury of the Bulldogs in round ten of the SWFL season.

Dunsborough kicked their only goal late in the final term via Daniel Atkinson, with the Sharks recording their lowest ever score since joining the competition.

Bunbury meanwhile, kicked five goals in each of the four quarters, with eleven players contributing to the lop-sided scoreboard, led by Baiden Parsons who kicked four goals.   The margin was 33 points at quarter time and 69 points at half time, with Dunsborough not scoring in the second quarter, after having a behind at quarter time.  The margin was 99 points at the final break in a match where Bunbury totally outplayed the opposition.

Bunbury will now host Collie in round eleven, while Dunsborough will need to regroup before taking on Carey Park.


Bunbury            5.4.34      10.10.70     15.12.102     20.15.135
Dunsborough   0.1.1            0.1.1             0.1.1            1.4.10

Goals:  Bunbury  – Baiden Parsons 4, Harry Creasey 3, Cooper Nitschke 3, Fraser Gilchrist 2, Jaymin King 2, Jethro Barraclough 1, Mason Hawkes 1, Dylan Heasman 1, Denholm King 1, Cameron Lamonaca 1, Jett Woods 1.   Dunsborough  – Daniel Atkinson 1.
Best:  Bunbury Harry Creasey, Trae Field, Max Bilcich, Jaymin King, Baiden Parsons, Cooper Nitschke.   Dunsborough  – Lachlan Baron, Alex Coleman, Kai Vanderbeek, Ben Coghlan, Thomas Vellios, Bailey Nottle
Ground:  Dunsborough Playing Fields
Umpires:  Scott Jones, Paul Davey
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  562

Cooper Nitshcke kicked three goals for the Bulldogs on Sunday. Jon Gellweiler photo.

Dons Win Against All The Odds

Donnybrook have had a tough week on and off the field, but they were able defy all the odds when they defeated Harvey Brunswick Leschenault on Sunday afternoon at the Boyanup Oval.

On a fine yet bitterly cold Sunday afternoon, Donnybrook would take the field with  seven of their League players watching from the sidelines, after having to also forfeit their Reserves match to have enough players to fill the League team.  The team included Jeff Smith and Cody Miller who retired from League football last season, along with Graham Jetta, all of whom have been playing Reserves.

The quickest opening goal of the season was scored, when Harvey Brunswick Leschenault scored the opening goal after just nine seconds, and had a second within the opening minute.  Donnybrook would return with a goal of their own, which would see three goals within the first two minutes.   Some normality would then take place, before Jeff Smith would convert a set shot to put the Dons in front, only to have Jarrod Humphries kick and opportunistic goal to put the Lions back in front.

With five goals kicked in the opening term, the second quarter would see eleven goals kicked, in a highly entertaining quarter.  Ben Frazer put the Dons back in front in the opening minute, only to have Billy Boucher mark and goal to put the visitors back in front.  The Lions started to dominate, with quick goals to Matt Fenwick and Billy Boucher to open the lead to 14 points.   Ty Armitage would be absolutely flattened in the goal square in a marking contest, but Armitage would get up and goal, and the margin then became twenty points, and it looked like the Dons were going to be swallowed up.   A brilliant snap by Ben Frazer revitalised the Dons, with Jacob Kendle kicking a goal after receiving a free kick for holding the ball, narrowing the margin back to eight points.  Geoff Saunders extended the margin further for the Lions, before Donnybrook kicked three key goals in time on, the last to Clay Jackson on his left foot deep in the pocket was inspirational, and the Dons hit the front yet again.

It took thirteen minutes for the opening goal of the third term, with Matt Fenwick snapping a good goal, which put the Lions back in front, but that was only for a moment, as Frazer kicked his third from the goal line to return the advantage to the home side.  That would be the seventh and final lead change of the match, with the Dons leading by nine points at the final change.

Donnybrook either side of three quarter time would kick four consecutive goals, including the first three of the final term, the last of which was kicked by Cooper Clarke-Dehring from long range, giving the Dons a 27 point lead.  The Lions came again, kicking the next three goals of the match, and with two minutes left the margin returned to eight points.

Sean Lynch would kick the sealer in the final minute, his third for the match as Donnybrook hung tough to win by fifteen points, in a match where most pundits gave them no chance of winning.

The win keeps Donnybrook in the five, while the Lions remain third, but are now equal on points with Augusta Margaret River, who they will host next Saturday in what is now a massive match.  Donnybrook will head to Glen Huon Reserve to play against Eaton.


Donnybrook              2.4.16     8.5.53     10.7.67      14.8.92
Harv Bruns Lesch    3.0.18     8.2.50      9.4.58      12.5.77

Goals:  Donnybrook  – Sean Lynch 3, Ben Frazer 3, Cooper Clarke-Dehring 2, Jacob Kendle 2, Clay Jackson 1, Brandon Jetta 1, Sam Perkusich 1, Jeffrey Smith 1.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Ty Armitage 3, Billy Boucher 3, Matthew Fenwick 2, Ty Anderson 1, Ned Gualter 1, Jarrod Humphries 1, Geoffrey Saunders 1.
Best:  Donnybrook  – Todd Gregory, Sam Perkusich, Jacob Kendle, Sean Lynch, Ben Frazer, Cooper Clarke-Dehring.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Connor Carbone, Jack Fletcher, Zachariah Piper, Ned Gualter, Ty Anderson, Ty Armitage.
Ground:  Boyanup Oval
Umpires:  Braden Surrall, James Moonie (QLD), Cameron Valenti
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 536

Photos courtesy of Jon Gellweiler

Busselton Too Good For Collie

Busselton have defeated Collie Eagles by 79 points at the Collie Recreation Ground on Sunday afternoon, in round ten of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season.

For the second week in a row, the Magpies have kicked ten goals in the last term, to turn a handy three quarter time lead into a comprehensive victory.

Liam Creighton played a good game for Busselton, and kicked four goals.

Busselton, as a result of their victory have moved into sixth place on the ladder, and equal on points with fifth placed Donnybrook.  The Magpies were ruthless in the final term, having fifteen scoring shots, with Beau Chinnery kicking six goals which puts him into fifth place on the goal kicking table with 26 goals for the season.   Eleven players kicked goals for the Magpies, which had the Eagles back line under plenty of pressure.   It was Busselton’s first win away from home for the season.

The Eagles never gave up, and kicked four goals in the final term, which led to their highest score of the season, with experienced due, Adam Bignell and Talan Michael amongst Collie’s best players.

Busselton will play Harvey Bulls in round eleven on Sunday, while Collie will face second placed Bunbury on Saturday.


Busselton             5.3.33      10.3.63     13.3.81     23.8.146
Collie Eagles        2.0.12       5.2.32       6.5.41       10.7.67

Goals:  Busselton – Beau Chinnery 6, Liam Creighton 4, Dylan Paterson 3, Daniel Acres 2, Ben Ganzer 2, Drew Clarke 1, Brodie Howell 1, Kobi Howell 1, Jed Kemp 1, Mitchell Tenardi 1, Jack Williams 1.  Collie Eagles – Adam Bignell 2, Deegan Cummings 2, Jayce Fontana 2, Jye Smith 2, Jarrod Cameron 1, Zac Pilatti 1.
Best:  BusseltonBen Ganzer, Mitchell Tenardi, Liam Creighton, Beau Chinnery, Perry Francis, Drew Clarke.  Collie Eagles  – Adam Bignell, Talan Michael, Teale De’Angelis, Zac Pilatti, Jarrod Cameron, Jack Rinder
Ground:  Collie Recreation Ground
Umpires:  Damien O’Donoghue, Daniel Ebert
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 518

Photos courtesy of Sharyn Newlands.

Hawks Firm Up Top Five Spot

Augusta Margaret River have defeated Carey Park at Gloucester Park on Saturday afternoon, and in the process have firmed up a spot in the top five.

With ladder positions very close third to seventh, a win was vital for both teams, with both teams trading goals in the opening term, with Carey Park leading by two points at quarter time.

The match winning move would come in the second quarter with the home side kicking four unanswered goals, including two consecutive goals to Matthew Bannister.

Brady Lenaghan would kick a goal from the first row of the car park in the third term, but the Hawks would have an answer for every goal the Panthers would kick, still leading by 22 points at three quarter time.  The Panthers would win the final term but the Hawks would take the win by 18 points, and in the process win their six match of the season.

Kel Evans and the ever reliable Linc Adams were amongst the best for the Hawks, while Cameron Baker and Reece Payne played well for Carey Park.

Carey Park are yet to win a match this season away from Kelly Park, and they will need to hope that continues in round eleven when they host Dunsborough.    The Hawks will play Harvey Brunswick Leschenault at Brunswick Oval, most likely a match between third and fourth on the ladder.

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Aug Marg River      3.0.18     7.4.46     9.5.59     10.9.69
Carey Park               2.4.16     2.6.18     5.7.37       7.9.51

Goals:  Augusta Margaret River  – Matthew Bannister 3, Oscar Armstrong 2, Harry Chadwick 1, Kel Evans 1, Byron George 1, Kieran Yakas 1.  Carey Park  – Jack DiLallo 2, Brady Lenaghan 2, Ryan King 1, Kelvin Lawrence 1, Zakary Tetlow 1.
Best:  Augusta Margaret RiverKel Evans, Lincoln Adams, Kieran Yakas, Steven Payne, Charlie Wrigglesworth, Ben Watson.  Carey Park – Cameron Baker, Reece Payne, Harry Jones, Jaxon Bell, Brodie Morris, Rory O’Brien
Ground:  Gloucester Park
Umpires:  Talen Guthrie, Aaron Andrews
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  493

Linc Adams played another good game for the Hawks.

Tigers Prove Too Strong Again

South Bunbury have defeated Eaton by 78 points at Hands Oval on Saturday afternoon, in round ten of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership Season.

That is the end result, but was anything but easy for the Tigers in the first three quarters, as the Boomers did two things no other team has done this season.   For the first time this season, the Tigers were not in front at quarter time, and Eaton also kicked the highest score at Hands Oval against South Bunbury.

In a high scoring opening term, it took five minutes for the opening score as Jackson Broadbent converted a set shot to put the Boomers in front.  Blaine Johnson replied shortly after, kicking the first of his five goals to level the scores.  A stalemate between both defences took place for the next ten minutes, with the play almost exclusively on the outer side in the windy conditions.  Richard Bourne eventually broke the deadlock, taking a good mark in the goal square.  This would start a flurry of goals, with Kade O’Dine kicking a goal, courtesy of a free kick, and Greg Humphries put the Boomers back in front after taking a good mark.  Scores were level again Mitchell Bain marked from within the goal square, but Stephen Kane would snap a goal moments later to give the visitors back the lead.   Blaine Johnson would be the third Tiger to take a mark in the goal square to level the scores for the fourth time in the opening quarter, but Kane would dribble a goal very late in the quarter to give the Boomers the lead at quarter time by six points.

The Tigers would keep the Boomers scoreless in the second term, wasting no time in the second quarter, with a goal in the opening two minutes, to level the scores for the fifth time.  The windy conditions were playing its part with the field kicking, with both teams turning the ball over continuously in the second quarter.   Blaine Johnson converted a set shot to extend the margin to nine points, before Tom Gorter found himself unattended, running into an open goal.  Gorter hit a purple patch, seemingly on his own for a large part of the quarter, getting plenty of possessions, one of which ended with Johnson, who opened the advantage to 22 points at half time.

Eaton would kick two goals in two minutes to Humphries and Coen Hay, narrowing the margin to eight points, but after that point, the Boomers would not score again.  The Tigers would kick the last ten goals of the match, eight in the last quarter, with the Boomers not scoring at the Southern end for the entire match.

Despite the result, the Boomers gave it everything, and are not the first team this season to be blown away in the final term by the Tigers, who had ten goal kickers.

South Bunbury will have the bye in round eleven, while the Boomers will host Donnybrook for the Peter Butcher Cup.

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South Bunbury     4.1.25     8.5.53     10.11.71     18.15.123
Eaton                       5.1.31      5.1.31       7.3.45        7.3.45

Goals:  South Bunbury – Blaine Johnson 5, Richard Bourne 2, Kevin Chitty 2, Ethan Nordahl 2, Kade Wallrodt 2, Mitchell Bain 1, Jay Crossman 1, Thomas Gorter 1, Ben Horsman 1, Tyson Lane 1.   Eaton – Gregory Humphries 2, Stephen Kane 2, Jackson Broadbent 1, Coen Hay 1, Kade O’Dine 1.
Best:  South Bunbury  – Thomas Gorter, Blaine Johnson, Jay Crossman, Thomas Gallaway, Finn Baskerville, Kevin Chitty.  Eaton – Liam Chinnery, Paul Rinder, Gregory Humphries, Brendan Craig, Jack Saunders.
Ground:  Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires:  Michael Hearne, Kevin Hutchins
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 705

Photos courtesy of Wayne Hislop