And Then There Were Two

Round Four of the Dale Alcock Homes, Southwest Football League 2020 Season started with three undefeated teams, and with Collie Eagles hosting Harvey Brunswick Leschenault, it would end with just two.  It would also see two teams in Carey Park and the luck-less Harvey Bulls face off, both without a win after three rounds.

HBL Lions

At the Collie Recreation Ground, the Eagles and Lions would do battle on a windy and cold day, with the Lions flying

Collie Eagles

out of the blocks kicking the first three goals of the match in quick fashion.  The Eagles, who had a strong breeze, fought back in a quarter which was very free flowing with both teams playing on at all costs.  The margin at the first break was four points and 22 points t half time, with the Lions making better of the conditions.   The Eagles again fought  back, with just six points separating the teams at the final break.  An early goal to the Lions was quickly negated by the home team, and another thrilling finish looked likely, but the Lions got the better of the final term to win by 22 points.  Hayden Yarran was outstanding for Collie, kicking six of the teams nine goals, while Brendan Tingey was amongst the Lions best.  Collie will look to regroup in round five when they host Augusta Margaret River, while Payne Park will be the place to be, when the Lions take on Bunbury, with the two teams occupying the top two ladder positions in the League, Reserves and Colts competitions.

The Bunbury Derby was one way traffic with Bunbury leading at every change to win the fourth successive Syd Jackson/Max Mcguire

South Bunbury Tigers

Cup, with the  Tigers failing to score a goal in the second half.  The match doubled as the WA Foundation Day Cup, with the Tigers score the lowest in Cup history and second lowest in the Jackson / McGuire Cup.  Not for the first time this season, Jordam Adamson-Holmes kicked a bag of goals, finishing with seven for the match as the Bulldogs ran out 92 point winners, one point less than last years winning margin.

 

Augusta Margaret River Hawks

At Gloucester Park, the home team came from behind to take the four points against Donnybrook on Saturday afternoon.  The

Donnybrook ‘The Dons’

Dons led by 13 points at quarter time and by 11 points at half time, but Augusta Margaret River kicked eight goals to one in the second half., winning by 34 points at the final siren.   Kelvin Lawrence and Harry Taylor kicked three each for the home team, while Sam Bevan continued his good form with three goals for the Dons.  It was the Hawks 400th Home and Away victory.

 

Busselton Magpies

Busselton held sway all through the League encounter at Glen Huon Reserve, recording a 33 point win.   After a relatively even

Eaton Boomers

first half, the Magpies kicked seven goals to three in the second half, with the 33 point win putting Busselton into third place on the ladder.  Mitch Howlett kicked five goals for Busselton, with Ethan Maguire amongst the best players.   Busselton will host the bottom of the ladder Tigers on Saturday and will look to solidify their position on the ladder, while Eaton will venture to Harvey in a crucial match.

Carey Park Panthers

After losing three games by seven, two and seven points, Harvey Bulls started favourites against Carey Park at Kelly Park on

Harvey Bulls

Saturday night.   For the first three quarters, the result was playing to the script, with the Bulls leading by a point at quarter time, fifteen points at half time and by ten points at the final change.  The Panthers came home with a wet sail in front of a parochial home crowd, kicking six unanswered goals, to take a ten point deficit into a 28 point win at the final siren.   Carey Park will travel to VC Mitchell Park to take on Donnybrook on Saturday, with the Dons coming off a loss to the Hawks yesterday.