Depleted Collie No Match For Hawks

Augusta Margaret River looked like the Premiership team of 2022, when they ran rampant against an injury riddled Collie Eagles at Gloucester Park on Sunday afternoon, in round six of the SWFL.

Collie Eagles are missing ten of their regular league players, and had four players make their league debut in the fixture against the Hawks, who for the second week in a row, kicked in excess of twenty goals.

Jack McMahon would have a day out, kicking a career high ten goals, as the Hawks won by 118 points.

With the margin at 74 points at three quarter time, teams sometimes take their foot off the pedal in the final term, but the Hawks kicked eight last quarter goals to record the triple figure margin.

The Hawks had nine goal scorers on the day, with eighteen year old Kaspa Donovan kicking four goals, while Max Spyvee amd Jake Rodgers continued their great form.

Augusta Margaret River will travel to Harvey to take on the Bulls on Saturday afternoon, while Collie will play Dunsborough on Sunday.

Aug Marg River    6.6.42   10.12.72    15.19.109    23.23.161
Collie Eagles          2.1.13     4.4.28        5.5.35          6.7.43

Goals:  Augusta Margaret River – Jack McMahon 10, Kaspa Donovan 4, Matthew Bannister 2, Steven Payne 2, Harry Chadwick 1, Byron George 1, Thomas McDonald 1, Thomas Shanahan 1, Charlie Wrigglesworth 1.   Collie Eagles – Adam Bignell 2, Robert Chitty 2, Jarrod Cameron 1, Deegan Cummings 1.
Best:  Augusta Margaret RiverJack McMahon, Max Spyvee, Jake Rodgers, Mitchell Pidgeon, Lincoln Adams, Kaspa Donovan.  Collie Eagles – Adam Bignell, Jarrod Cameron, Teale De’Angelis, Zachary Faries, Jack Rinder, Robert Chitty.
Ground:  Gloucester Park
Umpires:  Daniel Ebert, Matthew Stewart
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  456

Bulldogs Maul Boomers In Massive Defeat

It was a dark day at Glen Huon Reserve for Eaton when they were thrashed by a ruthless Bunbury outfit, in round six of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL season.

Bunbury’s winning margin of 159 points highlighted the lopsided nature of the match on Sunday afternoon, which would see Joel Houghton kick ten goals for the second time this season.

The Bulldogs kicked eight unanswered goals in the opening term, with Houghton kicking three goals for the quarter.  The Bulldogs had five of those eight goals on the board before Eaton had the ball go inside 50m.

There was no let up in the second quarter, with the Bulldogs kicking their ninth goal inside the opening minute, and soon after their tenth, before Greg Humphries gave the Eaton fans something to cheer about momentarily when he slotted the teams first goal at the ten minute mark of the second quarter.  Jack Saunders then kicked Eaton’s second goal a minute later, but alas for the Boomers, that would be their last.

Bunbury would kick the next seventeen goals of the match, with Houghton kicking three goals in the third term and three in the last in a brilliant forward display, while Fraser Gilchrist kicked five goals in just his second league match.  Outside of Houghton and Gilchrist, Jesse Gribble and Jaymin King played great games.

Bunbury will now take plenty of confidence into next Sunday’s marquee match, when they host South Bunbury.   Eaton will head to Kelly Park for a Saturday afternoon match against Carey Park.


Bunbury     8.4.52    13.4.82    17.9.111    27.12.174
Eaton           0.1.1        2.2.14      2.3.15       2.3.15

Goals:  Bunbury – Joel Houghton 10, Fraser Gilchrist 5, Mason Hawkes 3, Baiden Parsons 3, Hamish Hall 2, Jack Borlini 1, Trae Field 1, Jesse Gribble 1, Cooper Nitschke 1.  Eaton – Greg Humphries 1, Jack Saunders 1.
Best:  BunburyJoel Houghton, Jesse Gribble, Fraser Gilchrist, Baiden Parsons, Jaymin King, Hamish Hall.  Eaton – Tom Harris, Gregory Humphries, Paul Rinder, Karl Collard, Jackson Hill, Jackson Cartledge
Ground:  Glen Huon Reserve
Umpires:  Cameron Valenti, Braden Surrall, Brady Larsen
Crowd: 617

Bulls No Match For Dons

Donnybrook have defeated Harvey Bulls by 91 points at Boyanup Oval in round six of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season, in a one-sided contest.

The Bulls would be without Dylan Marino from the two minute mark of the opening quarter with an elbow injury, as Sam Perkusich opened the goal scoring, shortly followed by another, this time from Zac Trigwell.  When Perkusich snapped his second at the twelve minute mark, signs were ominous for the Bulls.   A defensive error gave the Bulls a late goal to Evan Hill, with the home side 12 points in front at the first change.

After that time it was one way traffic.  Cooper Clarke-Dehring had a purple patch in the second quarter kicking three goals in five minutes, while Zac Trigwell would kick another.

The margin at half time was 37 points, but the third quarter saw the Dons kick six more unanswered goals, with Clarke-Dehring kicking his fifth from long range, as the Bulls still had their quarter time score of 1.2.8.

Cooper Clarke-Dehring celebrates after kicking his fifth goal.

With the contest over, the Bulls did kick three goals in four minutes midway through the final term Hayze Griffthis and Heath Scurria converting, but Ben Frazer put the icing on the cake with a snap out the pack at the Southern End, to close out a very one-sided match.

Ben Howlett had numerous possessions early, but Clayton Giblett was everywhere, as was Jacob Kendle, who were amongst the best on the ground.

The Dons had nine goal scorers, with Clarke-Dehring and Zac Trigwell kicking eight between them.  The Dons face Busselton next Saturday evening, while the Bulls will host Augusta Margaret River next Saturday afternoon,  who were even bigger winners today over Collie.

Donnybrook also retained the Hickman Cup for another year, which was presented post match.

Donnybrook      3.3.21    7.3.45    13.10.88    17.15.117
Harvey Bulls      1.2.8       1.2.8       1.2.8          4.2.26

Goals:  Donnybrook – Cooper Clarke-Dehring 5, Zac Trigwell 3, Ben Frazer 2, Sam Perkusich 2, Todd Gregory 1, Hamish Hutton 1, Brandon Jetta 1, Jacob Kendle 1, Sean Lynch 1.   Harvey Bulls – Hayze Griffths 2, Evan Hill 1, Heath Scurria 1.
Best:  DonnybrookClayton Giblett, Jacob Kendle, Archer Coates, Sam Perkusich, Sean Lynch, Connor Oates.  Harvey Bulls –  Ryan Lester-Smith, Dean Miller, Braden Fimmano, Camden McGillivray, Brendon Jones, Logan Trickett
Ground:  Boyanup Oval
Umpires:  Talen Guthrie, Michael Hearne
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 622

Archer Coates played a good game for the Dons in their big win.

Panthers End Lions Unbeaten Run

Carey Park have kept their season well and truly alive after downing Harvey Brunswick Leschenault at Kelly Park on Saturday evening, in round six of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership season.

The Panthers inflicted the Lions first loss, which was an entertaining match, with several lead changes.

Zane Verhaaf and Jack DiLallo got the home side off to a flying start, before Blake Offer marked and goaled to reduce the margin to eight points at the fifteen minute mark.    Both defensive lines were on top with the next goal not coming until time on, when Jarrod Humphries put the Lions within a point of Carey Park.  Another goal to the home side was matched by Geoff Saunders who kicked a long range goal after the siren, which just cleared the line.

The second quarter was a dour affair with both sides kicking one goal each, with the Lions hitting the front.

It was the third quarter though that made all the difference, with Carey Park kicking five unanswered goals with Jordan Wallam putting the Panthers back in front, before Rory O’Brien kicked successive goals, as the margin blew out to 24 points.

Kayden Panetta narrowed the lead at the start of the fourth, but when sixteen year old Taj Houlahan roved beautifully and goaled, the margin seemed out of reach. A late goal to Blake Offer gave the Lions a slight chance but Carey Park held on to take the match by 23 points.

Brodie Morris and Jack DiLallo played well for the Panthers, while Jack Fletcher and Ty Anderson played good games for the Lions.  Carey Park have moved into the five with their win, and will face Eaton in round seven again at Kelly Park.  Meanwhile the Lions will have the bye before heading to Glen Huon Reserve in round eight to take on Eaton.


Carey Park               3.2.20     4.2.26     9.5.59      11.7.73
Harv Bruns Lesch   3.1.19     4.3.27      4.5.29      7.8.50

Goals:  Carey Park – Rory O’Brien 2, Jordan Wallam 2, Jack DiLallo 1, Taj Houlahan 1, Brian Hughes 1, Luke Hutchinson 1, Manasseh Milham 1, Zachary Tetlow 1, Zane Verhaaf 1.   Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Blake Offer 2, Kayden Panetta 2, Ty Anderson 1, Jarrod Humphries 1, Geoffrey Saunders 1.
Best:  Carey ParkBrodie Morris, Jack DiLallo, Jaxon Bell, Jamahl Mulholland, Zane Verhaaf, Zakary Tetlow.   Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Jack Fletcher, Pierce Ferguson, Zachariah Piper, Connor Carbone, Ty Anderson, Zavier Williams.
Ground:  Kelly Park
Umpires:  Aaron Andrews, Khye Skoda
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 926

Photos courtesy of Jon Gellweiler

Tigers Suffocate Another Challenger

South Bunbury have defeated Busselton at Hands Memorial Oval on Saturday afternoon, in round six of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season.

South Bunbury not for the first time this season have literally suffocated the opposition into submission, with Busselton joining Harvey Bulls in kicking 5.5.35 this season against the Tigers, while Collie Eagles managed 5.3.33 and Dunsborough 5.1.31.   Only Augusta Margaret River and Donnybrook have kicked more that five goals against South Bunbury, both kicking 6.5.41.

As highlighted, South Bunbury dominate second halves in matches in 2024, having kicked 41 goals in second halves, restricting their opponents to just ten.  That continued in Saturday’s contest, kicking eight goals to two.

The Tigers kicked with the aide of a handy breeze in the opening term, but did take a little while to get going, as Liam Creighton got plenty of early possessions and looked dangerous heading into attack.  But a Kevin Chitty goal at the thirteen minute mark, triggered a flurry of opening quarter goals, with Blaine Johnson kicking a long range goal as the margin extended to 18 points.    Beau Chinnery would take a strong contested mark to kick a handy goal into the breeze, but the Tigers answered almost immediately, going end to end with Aaron Jarvis on the end of a great chain of play to kick his first from the goal line.    The Magpies continued to attack late in the term, but were thwarted by Blake Piggott who took two very good defensive marks.

Jarvis extended the Tigers lead further at the commencement of the second term, before Beau Chinnery kick his and Busselton’s second goal to reduce the margin back to seventeen points.  Richard Bourne kicked a handy goal for the Tigers to extend the margin again, before Busselton started to gain some momentum and looked like clawing their way back into the contest.   A goal though to Kevin Chitty after the half time siren was deflating for the Magpies who trailed by 25 points at half time.

The second half was dominated by the Tigers, and when Blaine Johnson kicked his second at the ten minute mark of the third quarter, the margin was 39 points, and slowly but surely extended further until the final siren.

Captain, Kevin Chitty kicked four goals, while Bourne and Ethan Nordahl had plenty of possessions.  Lucas Kemp and Jozef Parkinson continue to play well for the Magpies, who will need to regroup before their battle with Donnybrook in Busselton next Saturday night.   South Bunbury will play Bunbury at Payne Park in one of the SWFL marquee matches next Sunday.


South Bunbury   4.2.26   7.4.46   11.9.75    15.13.103
Busselton              1.3.9     3.3.21    4.3.27      5.5.35

Goals:  South Bunbury – Kevin Chitty 4, Aaron Jarvis 3, Blaine Johnson 2, Ethan Nordahl 2, Mitchell Bain 1, Richard Bourne 1, Jack Gallagher 1, Blake Piggott 1.   Busselton – Beau Chinnery 3, Liam Creighton 1, Matt Welburn 1.
Best:  South BunburyRichard Bourne, Ethan Nordahl, Rocco Versace, Cole Sawyer, Jack Wright, Thomas Gallaway.  Busselton – Lucas Kemp, Jozef Parkinson, Brodie Howell, Damian Lee, Beau Chinnery, Mitchell Tenardi.
Ground:  Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires:  John Strano, Braden Surrall, Cameron Valenti
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 659

Photo courtesy of Sharyn Newlands