Eaton Take The First Round Points

Eaton have held off Collie to win by nine points in the opening round of the Dale Alcock Homes SW Premiership Season at the Collie Recreation Ground on Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Faye Golding

Before a big crowd, Eaton got the jump on the home side kicking the only two goals of the quarter.

The pressure intensified in the second quarter, as Collie started to get more of the football with the Boomers leading by thirteen points at half time, the same margin as quarter time.

The standard lifted another notch in the third, but for all of their effort, Collie still found themselves thirteen points a drift at the final change.

An incident at the start of the final term to Eaton’s Travis Hodgkinson, saw play delayed for 25 minutes, as Hodgkinson was transported to hospital.  Hodgkinson had X-Rays and has been cleared of any fractures.

After the resumption and now under lights, Collie kicked two quick goals to narrow the margin to seven points through Jebb Swallow and Tyson Hayes.  Eaton had several chances to ice the game, but kicked behinds instead to win the closest match of the round by nine points.

Jack Saunders played a great game for Eaton, while Cameron Davidson was amongst Collie’s best.

Eaton will host Dunsborough on Sunday, who will be smarting after their 97 point loss at home, while Collie will travel to Brunswick on Saturday to play the Lions who sit on top of the ladder after their thumping win over Harvey Bulls.

Match Centre

Eaton  2.3.15  4.6.30  6.8.44  7.10.52
Collie Eagles  0.2.2  2.5.17  4.7.31  6.7.43

Goals:  Eaton – Kalani Brooks 2, Kobe Foster 2, Jackson Broadbent 1, Eli Hill 1, Gregory Humphries 1.  Collie Eagles – Jayce Fontana 2, Jebb Swallow 2, Deegan Cummings 1, Tyson Hayes 1.
Best:  Eaton – Jack Saunders, Tom Harris, Kalani Brooks, Gregory Humphries, Paul Rinder, Matthew Thomson.  Collie Eagles – Cameron Davidson, Talan Michael, Adam Bignell, Jebb Swallow, Deegan Cummings, Liam Reuben
Ground:  Collie Recreation Ground
Umpires:  Daniel Ebert, Henry King
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  767